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.
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.
— Read White House Advisors Report COVID-19 Death Rate Decrease, on ThinkAdvisor.