COVID hospitalizations reach new record low nationwide, CDC says
This is the first time fewer than 9,000 new weekly admissions were reported. When COVID-19 hospital admissions reach”high” levels , the agency still plans to urge residents to don masks and take other precautions to curb a surge.
Previous record lows This marks at least the third straight year with record lows around this season.
In 2021, weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations slowed during May and June to some of their lowest levels to date, ahead of when President Biden celebrated”independence” from the virus. But that came only weeks before a new deadly surge in August from the Delta variant, which drove hospitalizations to a weekly peak of 85,785 new admissions.
In 2022, the U.S. recorded new record lows during late April following the mammoth first Omicron variant surge over the previous winter. That winter Omicron wave had topped 150,000 weekly new hospital admissions, the worst since the pandemic began. headtopics.com
Hospitalizations and deaths later accelerated in July and then again in December, though they fell short of the record highs from earlier waves.
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