COVID Tracker for Long-Term Care Facilities/0 Comments/in COVID Transparency, rCOVID /by Editorial Staff
Regrettably, in July 2021, Massachusetts stopped regularly reporting detailed information on nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths that we could make available on this site. We again urge, especially during this Omicron surge, that the state resume the reporting that was in the Weekly Report because it provides critical information to families and healthcare professionals making placement decisions. Please see the link to a recent article about one home reporting its cases and deaths on its website. Please also see Pioneer’s August 13, 2021 Public Statement on the Discontinuance of the Weekly Public Health Report, which urged the state to reinstate that report.
This tracker uses data from the state’s weekly Public Health Report, which included any nursing home, rehabilitation center, or long-term care facility with 2+ known COVID cases and facility-reported deaths. It included the number of licensed beds, ranges of case numbers, deaths and deaths per bed for 320 facilities.