COVID-19 Data: Day-of-death

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While the state health department publishes new deaths each day, those reports are not necessarily from the previous day. This chart uses day-of-death data, reported by the health department after COVID-19 death investigations, to show the date that each death happened, both in long-term care settings and the general population.

Though long-term care residents are not driving overall new case growth, they are comprising most COVID deaths in the state — currently accounting for 52 percent of all deaths and accounting for nearly two-thirds of all deaths over the last two weeks. Late-May, the state completed universal long-term care facility testing of every resident and staff, accounting for nearly 27,000 tests.

Learn more about long-term care cases here.