State to report on coronavirus infections at nursing homes

The public reporting comes as the number of cases at long-term care facilities increases.

Michigan health officials plan to publicly identify nursing homes where cases of COVID-19 have been identified, according to a report in Bridge Magazine.

The move comes as Detroit nursing homes report a 26% infection rate. There aren’t any numbers on infection rates at facilities outside Detroit.

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The report could be made public yet this week through the state’s website.

The list is expected to include nursing homes as well as adult foster care homes and homes for the aged.

According to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, there are 292 homes for the aged and 4,211 adult foster care homes in Michigan with total bed capacity of more than 57,000.

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