Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, assisted living, and adult or family care homes. Older adults, aged 65 and older, are the predominant age group living in these facilities and are at elevated risk for complications caused by COVID-19. Between March and October 2020, adults over age 65 accounted for 81% of COVID-19 related deaths in NC.
Long-term care facilities in NC are points of interest on this COVID-19 dashboard because they have been linked to COVID-19 clusters in NC. These facilities represent environments with a high potential for SARS-CoV-2 transmission and COVID-19 burden because they are enclosed spaces, allow people to stay for a long time, and can be crowded. The potential for transmission may also be increased if the facility houses medically compromised individuals and/or requires close contact between residents and caretakers.
The map below shows the locations of long-term care facilities in NC and the distribution of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by county for residents of all ages. Click on a county to view zip code level data on COVID-19.
All data are preliminary and subject to change. Corrections and updates are made as cases are being investigated and reported. The most current data are available on the NC DHHS COVID-19 dashboard.
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The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health. The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) is an advanced, statewide public health surveillance system. NC DETECT is supported by the North Carolina Division of Public Health through a federal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant and is managed through a collaboration between NC DPH and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Emergency Medicine's Carolina Center for Health Informatics.