U.S. COVID-19 Mortality Rate Rises

This map shows that most counties in the country had at least new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents last week, and….

(Credit: White House Coronavirus Task Force)

This map shows how much the COVID-19 new case rate changed between last week and the previous week. Here, pink shading means the rate increased 0% to 10%, and red means the rate increased more than 10%.

(Credit: White House Coronavirus Task Force)

The latest federal COVID-19 Community Profile Report shows the country climbing up a pandemic intensity mountain.

Just about every indicator the report team tracks got worse between the week ending Jan. 3 and the week ending Jan. 10.

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Here’s what happened to some key indicators over that period:

  • Number of New COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 People: 516 (up from 453)
  • Average Number of Hospital Inpatients with COVID-19: 134,394 (up from 128, 849)
  • Number of COVID-19 Deaths per 100,000 People: 6.8 (up from 5.6)

Dallas had an especially high COVID-19 hospital admissions rate: 6,161 of its 7.6 million residents ended up in the hospital with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 last week. COVID-19-related hospital admissions were 6% higher than they were the week before.

For hospital intensive care units, the numbers have been especially grim in Riverside California: Patients with COVID-19 filled 63% of staffed adult ICU beds in Riverside, up from 61% the week before.

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