US nursing homes see 96 percent drop in COVID-19 cases with vaccine


A new report shows the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on nursing homes.

The numbers come from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living–which represents more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities in the country that care for more than 5 million people.

The report they released Tuesday says that nursing homes nationwide are seeing a 96 percent decline in COVID cases since the vaccine rollout just before Christmas.

On December 20th of last year there were more than 30,000 new resident cases. The latest numbers show 1,349 cases.

And since that same time, the number of COVID-related deaths has dropped by 91 percent!