5 states facing highest, lowest weekly nursing home COVID-19 positivity rates 

South Carolina ranks the highest among U.S. states and the District of Columbia for nursing home residents testing positive for COVID-19 weekly in the nation, and Montana ranks the lowest, according to CMS data updated Jan. 16. 

Highest weekly confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 1,000 residents: 

1. South Carolina — 52.64

2. Florida — 48.98

3. Louisiana  — 48.9

4. Mississippi — 47.19

5. Massachusetts — 46.63

Lowest weekly confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 1,000 residents: 

1. Montana — 6.45

2. Wyoming — 6.78

3. South Dakota — 7.48

4. Idaho — 10.5

5. North Dakota — 10.59

 

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