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December 1, 2020

Increase in Hospital-Acquired Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii Infection and Colonization in an Acute Care Hospital During a Surge in COVID-19 Admissions — New Jersey, February–July 2020

A cluster of 34 patients infected with an antibiotic-resistant pathogen primarily associated with hospital-acquired infections was observed in a New Jersey hospital during a surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations in late May 2020. The cluster was linked to deviations in infection prevention and control practices due to pandemic-related resource challenges. Fewer incident cases were reported in…