Three local nursing homes have experienced devastating losses from the coronavirus, according to a new state tally of the death toll.
The state has periodically released data on the number of deaths, and the latest numbers reflect deaths that are suspected to be from the virus along with confirmed deaths. Some people died before their diagnoses could be confirmed.
More than 4,800 people in nursing homes have died from the virus in the state. Older people are more vulnerable to the disease.
On the Upper West Side, New Jewish Home at 120 West 106th Street has recorded 40 confirmed deaths, with the state suspecting 6 other deaths were caused by the virus. The Riverside, at 150 Riverside Drive between 87th and 88th Streets, recorded 38 confirmed deaths and 17 suspected. And Amsterdam Nursing Home at 1060 Amsterdam Avenue between 112th and 113th Streets recorded 7 confirmed deaths and 45 suspected.