Wisconsin is adding nearly a thousand deaths to the coronavirus death toll in the state’s nursing homes.
The Department of Health Services yesterday ‘updated’ its coronavirus data. The deaths were already part of the nearly 65 hundred deaths reported over the past year, but they were not linked to nursing homes or group homes until this week. The update means that 45 percent of Wisconsin’s virus-related deaths can be traced back to nursing or group homes. Almost 92 percent of people who died from the virus in Wisconsin are 60-plus.