CMS, NHSN & CDC COVID-19 Data Updates

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

CMS has posted nursing home COVID-19 data for week ending July 18, 2021

This link takes you to the list of every nursing home’s resident and staff vaccination rates as of the week ending July 18, 2021.  When the spreadsheet opens, you’ll see 2 tabs:

The 2nd tab provides you with the NHs that have attained 75% or more of their staff vaccinated. 

Resident COVID cases continue to climb in all states and there’s a big jump in staff cases.  Fewer than 3,500 facilities have achieved 75% staff vaccination – this is very concerning.  PLEASE continue efforts to increase staff vaccinations in your facility/community!  Vaccinations save lives as well as prevent/mitigate serious illness and hospitalization.

I’m not find current data for county positivity as of the writing of this blog.  Here’s what is currently available (it was reported a week ago). 

NHSN data as of July 26, 2021 shows:

CDC COVID Data Tracker:

SARS-CoV-2 Variants Circulating in the United States: