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Duggan: 1 of 4 Detroit nursing home residents have tested positive for COVID-19

Mayor Mike Duggan
Posted at 2:09 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 14:09:05-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said one out of four people staying in nursing homes in Detroit have tested positive for COVID-19.

"We'll see what the final death statistics are, but they're gonna be terrible," Duggan said Thursday.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair said they have administered more than 1,000 in 21 of 26 nursing homes in the city.

Duggan said all nursing home residents, as well as nursing home staff, will be tested by Thursday afternoon.

"One out of 10 or one out of 12, I suspect, will have died as a result of COVID-19 when this is all over and it really drives home the need for rapid testing," Duggan said.

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