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

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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.
The total number of patients in the United States hospitalized with COVID-19. Source: The COVID Tracking Project
Source: Maptitude.
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.

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