As of July 12, 2020, nursing homes reported 142,231 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 38,518 deaths to a federal database (see COVID-19 Nursing Home Data). Approximately 25.9% of all U.S. deaths from COVID-19 were in nursing homes.
Nursing home residents are at high risk of being infected by respiratory pathogens like COVID-19. A strong infection prevention and control (IPC) program is critical to protecting residents and health care personnel (HCP).The CDC . . .