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April 27, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 in Nursing Homes after 3 Months of Serial, Facilitywide Point Prevalence Testing, Connecticut, USA

The implementation of point prevalence survey (PPS) testing for SARS-CoV-2 infections in 34 nursing homes in Connecticut was associated with a 41-80% reduction in the incidence rate in nursing homes. Data were obtained from public health surveillance records beginning 4 weeks prior to widespread implementation of PPS testing on May 2020 and up to 12…

January 5, 2021

Risk Factors Associated With All-Cause 30-Day Mortality in Nursing Home Residents With COVID-19

A cohort study of 5,256 nursing home residents with COVID-19 found that increased age, male sex, and impaired cognitive and physical function were independent risk factors for all-cause 30-day mortality. Residents aged 80-84 years had 1.5-times the risk of death compared to those aged 75-79 years. Women were 31% less likely to die than men….

December 16, 2020

Nursing Home Staff Networks and COVID-19. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

A higher degree of connectedness between nursing homes via shared staff and contractors was associated with reporting COVID-19 cases. A large-scale analysis of nursing home connections via shared staff and contractors that used smartphone geolocation data found that 5% of smartphone users who visited a nursing home for at least one hour also visited another…