Covid Cases Drop 96% In Nursing Homes After Vaccine Rollout, Study Reports
Coronavirus cases dropped a whopping 96% in nursing homes between late December and early March, with deaths also falling over 90%, according to a study released Monday, showing what a trade group calls a massive impact made by vaccinations.
The study from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living credited “initial vaccine allocations” prioritized for nursing home patients and staff for drastically reducing Covid’s impact.
The week of Dec. 20 saw the peak of Covid spread in nursing homes, according to the organizations, with more than 33,000 new cases and over 6,000 deaths.
But the week of March 7, which is the latest included in the study, had only 1,349 new cases and 547 deaths—marking a 91% decline in nursing home deaths since Dec. 20.