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Characteristics of nursing home residents and healthcare personnel with repeated severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) tests positive ≥90 days after initial infection: Four US jurisdictions, July 2020–March 2021

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 May 2022

W. Wyatt Wilson*
Affiliation:
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Kelly M. Hatfield
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Stacy Tressler
Affiliation:
Bureau of Epidemiology, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
Cara Bicking Kinsey
Affiliation:
Bureau of Epidemiology, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
Gemma Parra
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Renée Zell
Affiliation:
Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, DC Department of Health, Washington, DC
Anitra Denson
Affiliation:
Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, DC Department of Health, Washington, DC
Channyn Williams
Affiliation:
DC Public Health Laboratory, Washington, DC
Kevin B. Spicer
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning, Kentucky Department for Public Health, Frankfort, Kentucky
Ishrat Kamal-Ahmed
Affiliation:
Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln, Nebraska
Baha Abdalhamid
Affiliation:
Nebraska Public Health Laboratory, Omaha, Nebraska
Mahlet Gemechu
Affiliation:
Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln, Nebraska
Jennifer Folster
Affiliation:
Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Natalie J. Thornburg
Affiliation:
Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Azaibi Tamin
Affiliation:
Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Jennifer L. Harcourt
Affiliation:
Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Krista Queen
Affiliation:
Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Suxiang Tong
Affiliation:
Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
John A. Jernigan
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Matthew Crist
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Kiran M. Perkins
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Sujan C. Reddy
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
*
Author for correspondence: W. Wyatt Wilson, MD, Epidemic Intelligence Service, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS H16-3, Atlanta, GA30329. E-mail: wuw7@cdc.gov

Abstract

One in six nursing home residents and staff with positive SARS-CoV-2 tests ≥90 days after initial infection had specimen cycle thresholds (Ct) <30. Individuals with specimen Ct<30 were more likely to report symptoms but were not different from individuals with high Ct value specimens by other clinical and testing data.

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© Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kentucky Department of Public Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and DC Department of Health, 2022

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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. Preliminary results of this analysis were presented as an abstract at IDWeek 2021 on September 29, 2021, held virtually.

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