Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
CMS has posted the COVID-19 nursing home data for the week ending September 18, 2022.
Comparing the September 18th data to the September 11th data shows these changes:
- Resident primary vaccination completion rate decreased 0.2% from previous week
- Residents with booster doses decreased 1.1% from previous week
- Staff primary vaccination completion rate remains the same as the previous 5 weeks
- Staff with booster doses decreased 0.7% from the previous week
- An additional 8,998 resident cases were confirmed this week
- An additional 172 resident deaths were reported this week
- An additional 9,401 staff cases were confirmed this week
- An additional 8 staff deaths were reported this week
Please continue your efforts to educate staff, residents and families about the life-saving benefits of the primary vaccinations as well as the importance of getting the booster – now the bivalent booster.
Reminder: On September 1, 2022, CDC recommended updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older. The first booster dose and second booster dose metrics currently on COVID-19 Data Tracker include administrations of both the previously recommended and updated booster doses. CDC is working to update visualizations and metrics to reflect the new recommendations across COVID-19 Data Tracker webpages, including providing individual totals for both booster dose types.
Now is not the time to be complacent – residents and staff continue to become ill and die at significant rates.
Be sure to review your facility’s vaccination rates on the list of every nursing home with recent resident and staff vaccination rates and other pertinent data as this data will be used for completing the COVID-19 Matrix during survey. State surveyors look at this data in preparation for your survey. You’ll also need to know your current rate (as reported to NHSN) and provide it to the survey team entering your facility. This data is current as of the week ending September 18, 2022.
The CDC COVID Data Tracker shows these current community transmission levels as of September 25, 2022:
The NHSN Nursing Home Covid-19 Data Dashboard provides this data as of September 26, 2022, at 5:30am ET (note different colors used this week for the NHSN charts):