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COVID-19 hospitalizations up in 38 states

6 May 2022 5:38 PM | Anonymous

COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 21 percent nationwide over the last 14 days, with 38 states and Washington, D.C., reporting an increase. [Becker's Hospital Review]

Nationwide, COVID-19 cases increased 50 percent over the past 14 days, according to HHS data collected by The New York Times. Reported case counts may be directionally helpful at this point of the pandemic, given the use of rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests that result in under-counting.

"I think that we're dramatically undercounting cases," former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, told CBS News April 11. "We're probably only picking up one in seven or one in eight infections."

Hospitalizations are up 21 percent nationwide over the last 14 days, with a daily average of 18,918 people hospitalized with COVID-19 as of May 9. The CDC is keeping a close eye on the acuity of hospitalizations, with Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, noting that the agency is seeing less oxygen use, fewer ICU stays and no increase in associated death compared with earlier periods of the pandemic.

Here are the 14-day changes for hospitalizations in each state and Washington, D.C., reporting an increase, along with their daily average hospitalizations: 

Montana: 98 percent (26 hospitalizations)

Hawaii: 83 percent (87 hospitalizations)  

Maine: 69 percent (203)

Alaska: 60 percent (34)

New Hampshire: 57 percent (113)

Wisconsin: 56 percent (305) 

Pennsylvania: 50 percent (1,067)

Massachusetts: 46 percent (616)

Michigan: 42 percent (743)

Connecticut: 40 percent (300)

Delaware: 40 percent (178)

Rhode Island: 38 percent (81) 

New York: 34 percent (2,469)

Iowa: 30 percent (96)

Illinois: 30 percent (777)

Vermont: 29 percent (64)

West Virginia: 26 percent (120)

New Jersey: 26 percent (656) 

Ohio: 25 percent (724) 

Florida: 24 percent (1,324)

Colorado: 24 percent (174) 

Kentucky: 22 percent (248)

Washington, D.C.: 21 percent (84) 

North Carolina: 21 percent (919) 

South Carolina: 20 percent (125)

Virginia: 20 percent (328)

Minnesota: 20 percent (351)

Oregon: 19 percent (270)

Indiana: 16 percent (279)

Nevada: 15 percent (146) 

Idaho: 12 percent (43)

Louisiana: 11 percent (64)

California: 11 percent (1,410) 

Tennessee: 9 percent (222) 

Maryland: 7 percent (383) 

Utah: 6 percent (73)

North Dakota: 5 percent (51) 

Georgia: 4 percent (565)

Mississippi: 1 percent (63) 

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