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U.S. Hits 100,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Added 12-03-20 12:07:02am EST - “Data from the COVID Tracking Project show 100,226 people were hospitalized Wednesday ?" a number that has been steadily rising for weeks.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “U.S. Hits 100,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The U.S. hit a record high coronavirus hospitalization rate Wednesday, putting further strain on the nation's already stressed hospitals. Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption

The U.S. hit a record high coronavirus hospitalization rate Wednesday, putting further strain on the nation's already stressed hospitals.

More than 100,000 Americans are in the hospital with COVID-19, a number not seen since the start of the pandemic, as the nation continues to grapple with a major surge in new coronavirus infections.

Data from the COVID Tracking Project show 100,226 people were hospitalized on Wednesday with the disease caused by the coronavirus — a figure that has been steadily rising for weeks.

The number of hospitalizations far outpaces peaks in mid-April and July of about 59,000 patients being treated for COVID-19. Early last month, the number of hospitalizations again reached that mark and has been on a steady upward progression ever since. More than 273,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19 since the first cases were detected in January.

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