On July th, the CDC provided a presentation on Clarification for reporting NHSN Dialysis COVID-19 Module Data.  

The Goals and Objectives included:

  • Discuss clarifications in the SARS-CoV-2 Positive (+) Patients and Staff Section in the Table of Instructions
  • Discuss clarifications in the Test for SARS-CoV-2 Infection Section in the Table of Instructions 
  • Discuss clarifications in the COVID-19 Vaccine Status for Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Section in the Table of Instructions 


A review of the Common Issues Found in the Data include:

  • Not all test results are being counted. 
  • Repeated positive tests on same patients are being counted as newly confirmed.
  • Confusion about newly confirmed vs. previously confirmed, in current and/or previous collection weeks.
  • Reinfections being counted incorrectly.