US Established a New COVID-19 Hospitalization Record

by Wall Street Rebel | Michael London | 01/11/2022 11:25 AM
US Established a New COVID-19 Hospitalization Record

Nearly two years into the pandemic, 1,600 COVID-19 patients are dying each day. The 145,982 COVID-19 hospitalizations surpassed the previous high of 142,000 in January 2021, before widespread immunizations.

 

On Tuesday, the United States set a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, with more than 145,000 persons infected with the virus being admitted to local hospitals.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services data, 145,982 persons were admitted to hospitals with COVID-19 in January, surpassing the previous peak of approximately 142,000 people in January 2021, which occurred during a major winter surge before immunizations were widely accessible.

People who have been vaccinated, especially those who have gotten their booster shots, are well protected against the virus's ability to cause serious sickness and necessitate hospitalization. As a result, even a tiny fraction of COVID-19 cases that result in hospitalization, driven by the highly transmissible omicron form, might result in an epidemic that stresses hospital resources.

The majority of the hospitalizations are caused by those who have not had their vaccinations.

Carlos del Rio, an infectious disease specialist at Emory University and Grady Hospital in Atlanta, said last week that 80 to 90 percent of the patients primarily admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 were unvaccinated or had received two doses of the vaccine (without a booster) and were suffering from an underlying medical condition.

According to him, around one-third of the patients who have the virus have tested positive for COVID-19 but are not primarily in the hospital due to the virus.

Hospital staffing shortages, exacerbated by health workers who are sick at home with the virus, are a contributing factor to the problem.

On Tuesday, the United States set a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, with more than 145,000 persons infected with the virus being admitted to local hospitals.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services data, 145,982 persons were admitted to hospitals with COVID-19 in January, surpassing the previous peak of approximately 142,000 people in January 2021, which occurred during a major winter surge before immunizations were widely accessible.

People who have been vaccinated, especially those who have gotten their booster shots, are well protected against the virus's ability to cause serious sickness and necessitate hospitalization. As a result, even a tiny fraction of COVID-19 cases that result in hospitalization, driven by the highly transmissible omicron form, might result in an epidemic that stresses hospital resources.

The majority of the hospitalizations are caused by those who have not had their vaccinations.

Carlos del Rio, an infectious disease specialist at Emory University and Grady Hospital in Atlanta, said last week that 80 to 90 percent of the patients primarily admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 were unvaccinated or had received two doses of the vaccine (without a booster) and were suffering from an underlying medical condition.

According to him, around one-third of the patients who have the virus have tested positive for COVID-19 but are not primarily in the hospital due to the virus.

Hospital staffing shortages, exacerbated by health workers who are sick at home with the virus, are a contributing factor to the problem.

"The percentage of patients in the intensive care unit is significantly lower [than in prior surges], but it doesn't mean we aren't being overloaded," del Rio added.

Overburdened hospitals also hurt the quality of treatment provided to vaccinated persons who require assistance for non-COVID-related illnesses, such as a car accident or a heart attack.

According to a tracker maintained by the New York Times, the United States is currently recording an unprecedented average of more than 700,000 instances every day, albeit many of those cases are minor. On the other hand, deaths are on the rise, with an average of almost 1,600 every day.

 

                     Record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in US 

 

 

 

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