The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday that the number of nursing homes in the country that are open or have been in the past 24 hours is up 10% from a year ago.
A spokeswoman said that the figures include nursing homes that have closed, closed, or opened, but it is not clear whether those numbers include those that have reopened.
The total number of beds available in nursing homes nationwide was down by nearly 1,200 beds from a month earlier, according to the CMS.
The agency said that at least 19 nursing homes were added to the list of publicly available hospitals for the first time.
The nursing home numbers were released at a news conference Tuesday, with many nursing homes announcing closures or openings since the first quarter of 2017.
The data comes amid a national nursing shortage.
A shortage of beds in nursing home care has led to hospitalizations, mental health crises and deaths at facilities across the country, including New York City.