5 US counties seeing 1,000%+ jump in COVID hospitalizations

As of Jan. 18, five U.S. counties have reported more than 1,000 percent increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the last 14 days, according to HHS data tracked by The New York Times.

Here are the five counties: 

St. John the Baptist (Louisiana)  

14-day hospitalization rate: 1,513 percent increase

Average COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents: 47  

Oktibbeha (Mississippi) 

14-day hospitalization rate: 1,303 percent increase

Average COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents: 30

Escambia (Alabama)    

14-day hospitalization rate: 1,269 percent increase

Average hospitalizations per 100,000 residents: 24

Winn (Louisiana)  

14-day hospitalization rate: 1,268 percent increase

Average COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents: 18   

Coffee (Georgia)  

14-day hospitalization rate: 1,223 percent increase

Average COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents: 38 

 

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