October 11, 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
The county-level testing dataset published by CMS has become a regular topic for this newsletter since it was released in early September. As a refresher for newer readers: CMS publishes both total PCR tests and test positivity rates for every county in the country; the dataset is intended as a resource for nursing home administrators, who are required to test their residents and staff at regular intervals based on the status of their county. This past Monday, October 5, I was pleasantly surprised to find a new update posted on CMS’ COVID-19 data page.
October 4, 2020.Reading time 2 minutes.
This past Monday, September 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the county-level testing dataset which the agency is publishing as a resource for nursing home administrators.
September 20, 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
The CMS recently released a new dataset which provides test positivity rates for U.S. counties. The dataset was updated this past week, with some methodology changes.
September 13, 2020.Reading time 17 minutes.
On September 3, 2020, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a county-level testing dataset. The dataset specifically provides test positivity rates for every U.S. county, for the week of August 27 to September 2. This is huge. It’s, like, I had to lie down after I saw it, huge. No federal health agency has posted county-level testing data since the pandemic started.