CMS, CDC and NHSN Post Latest COVID-19 Data

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

CMS posted the latest nursing home data for week ending August 22, 2021.

Comparing the data from 8/15 to 8/22, each one of the 6 categories reported rose with this latest report:

  • Resident vaccination rose 0.5%
  • Staff vaccination rose 0.7%
  • Resident deaths increased by 392
  • Staff deaths increased by 33
  • Resident cases were up 1, 570
  • Staff cases were up 6, 850

CDC’s COVID Data Tracker shows this data:

NHSN datashows this:

 All in all, this data shows that NH/LTC as well as all healthcare providers need to continue and intensify education of staff as well as residents and families about the benefits of vaccination and mitigation efforts – masking, distancing, hand hygiene, etc.  Keep up the good work with the goal of achieving the highest rate of vaccinations in your community – within your walls as well as the community you live in.  Everyone’s life is at stake in this battle.