New York enacts protection for nursing-home residents
Numbers are on the rise elsewhere across the country, however, as dozens of states have moved in recent weeks to relax business restrictions meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected at least 1.3 million Americans. (Reuters) NEW YORK state on Sunday announced new coronavirus-safety measures to better protect nursing home residents, who are highly vulnerable to the respiratory illness and account for a large share of the nearly 80,000 Americans who have died from it. Emergency Medical Technicians wheel a man out of the Cobble Hill Health Center nursing home during an ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., April 17, 2020. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS The effort to step up infection-prevention measures at New York’s nursing homes and adult care facilities came as the state hardest hit by the pandemic has registered a downward trajectory in its daily overall COVID-19 death toll and hospitalizations.