Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
CMS has posted nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending January 8, 2023.
Comparing the January 8, 2023 data to the January 1, 2023 data shows these changes:
- Resident primary vaccination completion rate decreased another 0.1% this past week;
- Residents up to date with vaccines increased 0.5% during this past week;
- Staff primary vaccination completion rate remained the same – no change in past 3 weeks;
- Staff up to date with vaccines increased 0.2% again this past week;
- An additional 19,712 resident cases were confirmed this past week;
- An additional 320 resident deaths were reported this past week;
- An additional 14,808 staff cases were confirmed during this past week and
- An additional 13 staff deaths were reported during this past week.
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 January 8, 2023.
The CDC COVID Data Tracker shows these current community transmission levels as of January 16, 2023:
- COVID-19 activity remains high across the country. As of January 10, 2023, there have been a total of 101,518,229 COVID-19 cases and 1,095,149 deaths from COVID-19 reported in the United States.
- The current 7-day average of weekly new cases (59,245.86) decreased 13.1% compared with the previous 7-day average (68,175.71).
- The current 7-day daily average of hospitalizations for January 4- 10, 2023 was 5,783. This is a 12.1% decrease from the prior 7-day average (6,579).
- The current 7-day average of weekly new deaths (558.14) increased 44.4% compared with the previous 7-day average (386.43).
- The most prevalent Omicron lineages this week are XBB.1.5, projected to be 43.0% (95% PI 26.4-61.1%); BQ.1.1, projected to be 28.8% (95% PI 20.5-38.7%); and BQ.1, projected to be 15.9% (95% PI 11.0-22.2%).
- About 665.5 million vaccine doses have been administered in the United States.
- About 268.6 million people have completed a primary series, and about 49.6 million people have received an updated (bivalent) booster dose.
- CDC recommends getting the new updated bivalent booster if you have not done so. The booster offers added protection against circulating variants.
Data reported on January 13, 2023, from CDC’s COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review.
The NHSN Nursing Home Covid-19 Data Dashboard provides this data as of January 16, 2023 at 5:30am ET:
The CDC Summary of Variant Surveillance website summarizes three different systems being used, including the 1) National SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance System, the 2) National Wastewater Surveillance System, and the 3) Traveler-based SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Program.