COVID-19 hospital admissions show a 10% decrease, yet overwhelming numbers continue to strain US healthcare system

COVID-19 hospital admissions show a 10% decrease
COVID-19 hospital admissions show a 10% decrease

United States: Hospital admissions due to Coronavirus infection have now finally shown a downward trend after almost two to three months of upsurge. According to the latest stats shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospital admissions have decreased to approximately ten percent (10%) in a week.

The health experts have anticipated that the winter peak due to coronavirus has now ended, and now the cases will witness a decrease. However, health experts are still concerned and worried because the figures are still way too high and hospitals are over-burdened, according to US News.

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Stats by CDC!

The CDC shared the weekly data on COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions. As per the official data, more than 32,800 were reportedly admitted to the hospitals during the week ending on January 13, 2024. Along with this, around 27,800 Americans on average each day were considered currently hospitalized due to the disease during the same time frame.

In addition to this, the CDC, through a post, stated, “Despite test positivity (percentage of tests conducted that were positive), emergency department visits, and hospitalizations remaining elevated nationally, COVID-19 rates have stabilized, or in some instances decreased.” To be noted, the post was shared by the health agency on Friday.

Viral activities in Wastewater!

The experts have mentioned that despite the decrease in hospitalization, the viral activity in Wastewater remains very high. The highest level of activity has been reported in the South and Midwest regions of the nation.

New variant JN.1 – a matter of concern!

It is to be noted that the sudden upsurge in the COVID-19 cases was because of the new version – JN.1. It is to be noted that to date, 86 percent of the new coronavirus cases were because of JN.1 sub-variant.

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The health experts have also sounded alarm and termed it as the most prominent variant across the globe.

The variant is considered a stronger one; however, it is less severe than some of the coronavirus sub-variants. In this regard, the CDC, on Friday, noted, “COVID-19 infections are causing severe disease less frequently than earlier in the pandemic.”

Even now, many Americans are still losing their lives to COVID-19 every day. The World Health Organization shared that almost 10,000 people died from the virus last month.

To avoid serious illness and death, health experts advise getting the newest COVID-19 vaccine. However, not many people are choosing to get vaccinated.

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