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Just the Facts: What Caused COVID-19 Outbreak in Nursing Homes

A report released by the CDC in January 2021 confirmed that trends in community infections from COVID-19 align with cases throughout nursing homes. The report examined the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data from May 25 through November 22, 2020. The CDC found that COVID-19 rates increased in nursing homes in June and July and again in November, similar to trends found within the surrounding communities. The CDC report aligns with similar research conducted by experts at some of our nation’s top academic institutions, including Harvard University, Brown University and The University of Chicago.