Coronavirus News: Nursing home deaths represent 25% of all COVID-19 fatalities in New York

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The death toll from nursing homes across the state represents nearly a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths in New York.

Officials say 3,425 residents of New York state nursing homes or adult care facilities have died because of COVID-19, according to new information released by the state health department. The data is as of April 18.

That represents nearly 25% of the state's COVID-19 deaths.

Queens has had the most deaths -- 754 in total. The Bronx follows with 554 deaths.

The White House Coronavirus Task Force announced Sunday that all nursing homes are now required to tell families when there are confirmed cases in a facility.

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