Suzy Khimm, Laura Strickler, Andrew Blankstein and Peter Georgiev59m ago / 8:22 PM UTCChelsea Stahl / NBC News; Getty ImagesNearly 2,300 long-term care facilities in 35 states are battling coronavirus cases, according to data gathered by NBC News from state agencies. That’s an explosive increase of 475 percent compared to a federal tally just 10 days ago. NBC News also found 2,246 deaths associated with long-term care facilities, based on responses from 24 states. The numbers are likely a significant undercount, given the limited access to testing and other constraints — and they show the need for more comprehensive data as nursing homes fight outbreaks, experts say. “It’s impossible to fight and contain this virus if we don’t know where it’s located,” said David Grabowski, a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Read the full story here.David Ingram42m ago / 8:39 PM UTCCalifornia governor says state plans to use smartphone contact tracingCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom said his office spoke Friday with Apple about its tracing technology and is making it a part of the state’s planning for easing out of its statewide stay-at-home order.“We look forward to continuing to build that capacity and partnership, and that is also part of the


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