More than 95,000 nursing home residents have gotten COVID-19, CMS says

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

U.S. nursing homes reported more than 95,000 COVID-19 cases among residents as of May 31, according to CMS data released June 4.

The updated data includes cases from 88.5 percent of the 15,400 nursing homes that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding nationwide. Of the 13,643 nursing homes reporting, 97 percent passed a data quality assurance check.

The data shows 95,515 residents have contacted COVID-19 nationwide, and 31,782 have died. Facilities also reported an additional 58,288 suspected cases.

CMS plans to update this data again in two weeks. After that, the agency will implement weekly updates. 

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