What can families do to protect their loved ones living in nursing homes?

What can families do to protect their loved ones living in nursing homes?
Nursing homes have seen their share of COVID-19 cases.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The numbers have shown 276 nursing home patients have died from COVID-19 in Ohio in the last 14 days.

There have been more than 2,100 cases of COVID-19 in nursing homes residents since April 15 and 872 cases in staff members.

Those numbers are just a glimpse of what nursing homes are dealing with during the pandemic.

19 News Investigative reporter, Sara Goldenberg talked with Emily Muttillo, applied researcher with the Center for Community Solutions, a local non-partisan think tank.

“We know more tests are likely happening within these long-term care facilities than within the general population, so we see the clusters emerging in the long-term care facilities that doesn’t necessarily mean there are more cases there than in the general population, I think what it mean more testing is happening there," said Muttillo.

RAW: What can families do if their loved one is a resident of a nursing home?

On 19 News at 6, we take a look at what families can do to keep their loved ones safe.

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