Philadelphia, PA - The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year.
In a report released a released today new COVID cases in nursing homes in the U.S. has now reached a record number of weekly new cases this month due to the community spread among the general population, surpassing previous peaks since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) started tracking cases in nursing homes.
Nearly 50% Of New Cases In Nursing Homes From Midwest States
Recent data released by Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show that with the recent spike in new COVID cases in the general U.S. population, weekly nursing home cases are also on the rise. According to Johns Hopkins University, weekly new COVID cases in the general U.S. population rose by 140 percent to 572,613,527 new cases the week of November 1. A correlating uptick in new cases in nursing homes occurred when cases in the surrounding community started rising back in mid-September. Community Spread Is Linked To Cases in Nursing Homes