CDC: Hospitals No Longer Required to Report COVID-19 Data

Hospitals are no longer required to report COVID-19 hospital admissions, hospital capacity, or hospital occupancy data to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to the CDC.

To date, hospitals had reported the data to HHS through the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network.

While hospitals are no longer required to submit the data, the CDC is still encouraging them to do so voluntarily. Data voluntarily reported to NHSN after May 1 will be available starting May 10 at COVID Data Tracker Hospitalizations.

The source of hospital information on the COVID Data Tracker home page will change from the National Healthcare Safety Network to COVID-NET. Instead of displaying national counts of new hospital admissions, it will show COVID-19 hospitalization rates per 100,000 people.