Auditors investigating accuracy of Michigan nursing home coronavirus deaths
Michigan says more than 5,600 residents and 77 staff members have died.
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - State auditors are now investigating the accuracy of state-reported coronavirus deaths linked to nursing homes.
The move comes after a request by House Oversight Committee Chairman Steven Johnson. Several Republican lawmakers have criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s policy of letting COVID-19 patients into long-term care homes.
Michigan says more than 5,600 residents and 77 staff members have died, which makes up 29% of the state’s total COVID-19 deaths.
There is no direct evidence the policy led to infections.
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