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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Falling, CDC Reports

October 2, 2023 – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have declined after about two months of increases, in keeping with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, although the variety of COVID-related deaths continues to rise.

For the week of September 23, COVID hospitalizations decreased 3.1% in comparison with the previous week. Overall, twelve states reported significant increases in hospitalizations (20% or more), while eight states reported moderate increases (10% to 19.9%).

According to the CDC, COVID-related deaths for the week ending September 23 were 2.7% of all deaths. That's an 8% increase from the previous week, but experts say deaths are sometimes a lagging indicator.

In total, greater than 1.1 million COVID-related deaths have been reported within the United States because the start of the pandemic.

Other COVID levels have also declined, the CDC reported.

The variety of emergency department visits with COVID diagnoses decreased by 11.7% throughout the week of September 23 in comparison with the previous week. The variety of positive COVID test results decreased by 1.1%.

Reports of COVID present in wastewater are also declining, it is alleged Biodot Wastewater tracking network.

The CDC also reported Variant projections. The EG.5 variant now accounts for about 29.4% of sequenced cases within the United States, and FL.1.5.1 accounts for about 13.7%. HV.1 accounts for 12.9%, a rise of about 8% in two weeks.