US COVID-19 hospitalizations dropping, but 1 state is still seeing record numbers

Nationwide, COVID-19 hospitalizations have decreased 18 percent over the last two weeks, but at least one state still reported an all-time high pandemic hospitalization record this week.  

On Jan. 28, Utah reported a record-high number of COVID-19 hospitalizations — 854 patients — up from 843 hospitalizations on Jan. 27, according to state data cited by KSL-TV. 

As of Feb. 4, the U.S. is reporting a daily average of 130,209 COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 158,638 Jan. 20, according to HHS data cited by The New York Times.

COVID-19 hospitalizations among most age groups peaked in January 2021, though hospitalizations reached similar average levels Jan. 15, 2022. The rate of increase for virus hospitalizations appears to be slowing now. 

 

Copyright © 2022 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.

 

Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars