Sudders: Deaths common at nursing homes

State says 1,000 to 1,500 died each month pre-COVID-19

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER’S point person on COVID-19 tried to provide some context on Wednesday for the rising number of deaths at nursing homes. Marylou Sudders, the secretary of health and human services, said pre-COVID numbers going back to 2015 indicate 1,000 to 1,500 people typically die at nursing homes every month in Massachusetts. By comparison,(...)

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