May 19, 2022 — Hospitalizations and deaths are expected to increase over the next 4 weeks as U.S. COVID-19 cases reach their highest level since mid-February, according to the latest CDC update.
The forecast, which includes 32 different models across the country, predicts an increase in new COVID-19 hospitalizations in nearly every U.S. state and territory over the next two weeks.
In addition, models show that by June 11, 2,000-5,300 people will die. California, Georgia, Florida and New York are expected to have the most deaths.
The projected increase is consistent with recent increases in cases and hospitalizations. According to the New York Times’ data tracker, more than 100,000 new cases are reported each day, a 57% increase over the past two weeks.
In the past, ABC News reported that new cases nationwide have quadrupled in six weeks. In the past week alone, the U.S. has reported about 660,000 new cases.
According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Health, nearly 25,000 COVID-19 patients nationwide are hospitalized with Health and Human Services, a 29% increase over the past two weeks, the most since mid-March. The highest total ever.
About 3,000 coronavirus-positive patients are entering hospitals every day, a 19 percent increase from the past two weeks, ABC News reported last week. Hospital admissions are now rising in every region of the country, and virus-related emergency room visits are at their highest level since February. There was also a 70% increase in pediatric hospital admissions last month.
According to The New York Times, there are about 300 COVID-19 deaths every day. New York Times reported. CDC projections suggest that the death toll has not yet begun to increase, but is expected to increase over the next two weeks.
The Northeast is considered a current COVID-19 hotspot, with some New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. reporting the highest per capita rates, with Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to ABC News High morbidity rates have also been reported.
CDC says areas with high COVID-19 community levels could see “high potential for healthcare system stress” and “high levels of severe illness” in coming weeks .
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