Covid-19 Hospitalizations: Covid-19 cases in the U.S. are rising. Every week, they take in 3x as many people as before. The hospitalization rate for adults is high, while the rate for children, especially those under 5, is rising quickly.
The CDC reports 20,500+ COVID-19 hospitalizations in the week ending September 9. It’s 8% higher than before. Experts and doctors worry about rising hospital visits by sick individuals. This emphasizes the problem’s urgency.
The Biden administration prioritizes COVID, flu, and RSV vaccines for high-risk adults and children despite lower severity than past outbreaks.
Over 50% of new COVID-19 hospital cases in the U.S. are for people aged 70+. Still, a recent study shows children receive faster treatment. In the week ending September 9, about 1,200 children with Covid-19 were hospitalized. This number has increased by five times in the past three months.
Children under 5 are most at risk, with about half of all Covid-19 stays for this age group. Most people this age don’t get shots, so it’s scary. Covid-19 has impacted young children. This highlights the need for more protection for this group.
Despite the approaching flu season, COVID-19 is still a significant concern in the U.S. Since September, hospitalizations for COVID-19 and other lung viruses have risen. More kids struggle to breathe in hospitals at the start of the school year. This emphasizes the need for flu and Covid-19 vaccinations.
Most Covid-19 cases are in the South. Most people visit hospitals in F.L. and D.C. Many visit hospitals in A.R., AL, LA, and W.V.
Despite recent COVID-19 case increases, they are still about half of last winter’s peak levels, and some areas are seeing declining virus levels. CDC models predict hospitalization rates may double by December.
The Biden administration contacts the community, talks to key individuals, and shares digital messages to address the issue. Covidtests.gov to reopen for free COVID-19 tests, with booster, flu, and RSV shots encouraged for high-risk individuals.
Health experts stress handwashing, staying home when sick, improving airflow, wearing masks, and getting flu and COVID-19 shots.
People should be aware of their risk factors and take precautions to prevent illnesses and the spread of Covid-19 and other respiratory diseases during the U.S. virus season.