COVID-19 Hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion data for U.S. ‘Alarm­ing’

The week-over­week rise in newly dis­cov­ered cases of COVID-19 was more mod­est last week than it has been for the past four weeks.

Fiji Sun - - WORLD NEWS - Rosi.doviverata@fi­jisun.com.fj

The U.S. Cen­tres for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion re­ported 72,219 new COVID-19 cases on Fri­day, as hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion data in the United States grew at an alarm­ing rate last week.

“Hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion data was highly er­ratic this week, but what we did see is alarm­ing,” said a new report of The COVID Tracking

Pro­ject.

Deaths are ris­ing three weeks be­hind cases, which sug­gests a very dif­fi­cult few weeks ahead for the United States, ac­cord­ing to the report.

U.S. states and ter­ri­to­ries re­ported 5.5 mil­lion COVID-19 tests last week and dis­cov­ered about 468,000 new cases, ac­cord­ing to the report.

The week-over-week rise in newly dis­cov­ered cases of COVID-19 was more mod­est last week than it has been for the past four weeks. How­ever, na­tional test­ing growth has also slowed.

“The slow­down in new cases is prob­a­bly in part a re­flec­tion of a slow­down in test­ing growth,” ac­cord­ing to the report.

Now the num­ber of hos­pi­talised pa­tients is ap­proach­ing the peak that met­ric reached in mid-April, dur­ing the height of the North­east out­break.

Back then, New York and New Jersey alone rep­re­sented 45 per cent of the hospi­tal­i­sa­tions. Cur­rently, Texas, Florida, and Cal­i­for­nia are home to roughly half of the to­tal num­ber of COVID-19 pa­tients, ac­cord­ing to the report. More than 4,073,000 COVID-19 cases have been re­ported in the United States with the fa­tal­i­ties sur­pass­ing 144,700 as of Fri­day af­ter­noon, ac­cord­ing to a tally by Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity.

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