NHI: Nosediving COVID Case Counts in Nursing Homes Heartening, But Not Yet Leading to Stronger Census

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The vaccine rollout at nursing homes and other congregational care settings has brought rapid and substantial declines in COVID-19 case numbers, but leaders at a top landlord in the sector say the desperately welcome trend has yet to have an impact on persistently low occupancy.

“Fortunately, the rollout of the vaccine to over 94% of our communities is having a positive impact, with the number of active resident cases down by approximately 65% since peaking in mid-December,” National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) CEO Eric Mendelsohn said Tuesday during his company’s fourth-quarter 2020 earnings call. “However, this has not yet translated

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