Latest CDC, NHSN and CMS COVID-19 Data Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CMS has posted the COVID-19 nursing home data for week ending July 4, 2021

The number of resident deaths was adjusted down by 68 from the previous weeks’ data while 6 additional staff members died in the current data posted.

COVID-19 Vaccination

As part of CMS’ commitment to protecting nursing home residents, nursing homes are now required to report vaccinations of residents and staff.  More information about these requirements and guidelines can be found here

Ways to find vaccination rates:

  • Search for a nursing home map: Enter a city, state, and/or ZIP code, and click on a dot to see that nursing home’s information for a nursing home and view data for the individual nursing home, including recent resident and staff vaccination rates.
  • Listing of vaccination rates for individual nursing homes: Click here to see a list of every nursing home with recent resident and staff vaccination rates. There’s also a separate tab for nursing homes with a staff vaccination rate of 75% or more. The current list carries the date of July 13, 2021.
  • Charts showing vaccination rates by state: View the average percentages among nursing homes in each state who have reported vaccination data in the current or prior week.
  • Vaccination rates in the dataset: View vaccination data, including these key fields: Recent Percentage of Current Residents who Received a Completed COVID-19 Vaccination At Any Time and Recent Percentage of Current Healthcare Personnel who Received a Completed COVID-19 Vaccination At Any Time.

CDC/NHSN nursing home vaccination data as of July 12, 2021 5:30am ET shows: