While COVID-19 case rates increased between April 10, 2020 and July 10, 2020 for both groups, from April 10 to May 1, the case rate increased by 2.5 times for people with IDD, from 2,225 to 5,544 cases per 100,000, but only increased by 1.6 times for New York State, from 886 to 1,584 cases per 100,000.
COVID-19, Coronavirus, Intellectual disability, developmental disability, residential homes
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The authors thank the New York Disabilities Advocates (NYDA), particularly Ryan Cox and Josh Christiana, for their work in collecting and managing the New York Disabilities Advocates (NYDA) COVID-19 Survey of Providers. The authors also thank Shannon Monnat and Megan Ray for edits on an earlier version of this brief.
Landes, Scott D.; Turk, Margaret A.; Formica, Margaret K.; and McDonald, Katherine E., "COVID-19 Trends Among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Living in Residential Group Homes in New York State through July 10, 2020" (2020). Population Health Research Brief Series. 13.
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