What The Study Did: In this cross-sectional study of more than 15,000 U.S. nursing homes, approximately 44% of COVID-19 cases and 40% of COVID-19 deaths that occurred before the start of reporting weren't reported in the first National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) submission in sample states, suggesting there were more than 68,000 unreported cases and 16,000 unreported deaths nationally.
Authors: Karen Shen, Ph.D., of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the corresponding author.
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