COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are on the Rise — What You Should Know (Part 2)

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by camilo jimenez on Unsplash
Image for post
Image for post
Number of intensive care beds in the United States by type. Medical-surgical and Cardiac intensive care provides patient care of a more intensive nature than the usual medical and surgical care to adults. Pediatric intensive care provides care to pediatric patients that is of a more intensive nature than that usually provided to pediatric patients. Neonatal intensive care is a unit that must be separate from the newborn nursery providing intensive care to all sick infants. Burn care is a unit that provides care to severely burned patients. Other intensive care is a specially staffed, specialty equipped, separate section of a hospital dedicated to the observation, care, and treatment of patients with life-threatening illnesses, injuries, or complications from which recovery is possible. Source: American Hospital Association Fast Facts 2020.
Image for post
Image for post
The total number of patients in the United States hospitalized with COVID-19. Source: The COVID Tracking Project
Image for post
Image for post
Source: Maptitude.
Image for post
Image for post
Source: The COVID Tracking Project.

A state with a few massive hospitals isn’t necessarily better off than a state with many smaller hospitals — the inverse is also true. What matters most is that the hospitals are physically close to the people that need them.

Key takeaways

Another way to say it

Written by

COVID-19 data guru | health data whisperer | co-founder of codersagainstcovid.org | Instructor at Stanford Anesthesia | firm believer that Black Lives Matter

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store