By the numbers: There were more than 16,000 confirmed nursing home cases during the week of Nov. 15., according to a report by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

Nearly half of new nursing home cases that week were in the Midwest.

Cases nationally grew by more than 177% between mid-September and mid-November, mirroring the steady rise in caseloads overall.

Deaths are also rising, topping 2,000 that same week.