According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of hospital patients with COVID-19 in the United States has been steadily declining in recent weeks, reaching a low not seen since early August.
According to the data, an average of 41,162 patients with COVID-19 were in hospitals from October 28 to November 3.
This is the lowest average in seven days since August 1.
At the end of June, the number of hospitalizations with COVID-19 reached a minimum of 12,032, but soon rose sharply, helped by a wave of hospitalizations in the southern states. By the beginning of September, more than 93 thousand people were hospitalized.
But as cases, hospitalizations and deaths have declined in many states in recent weeks, even as hospitalizations in the northern and western states have increased, it has declined repeatedly.
It is unlikely that hospitalizations will increase again anytime soon given the number of new COVID-19 hospitalizations. According to the CDC, 1.5 hospitalizations per 100,000 people registered on November 3 were the lowest rate since July 25.
Recently, the number of applicants has decreased in all age groups.
Aggregate national projections indicate that the number of daily hospitalizations will continue to decline, although there is potential for a new leap forward. However, state and territory ensemble projections indicate that the number of new COVID-19 patients will decline in 15 jurisdictions and increase in only one.
COVID-19 cases and deaths have also dropped significantly in recent weeks and are projected to continue to decline in the near future.
Dr. Rochelle Walenski, director of the CDC, noted the decline in rates at a recent briefing, but urged people to nonetheless continue to take mitigation measures, including wearing a mask indoors and staying home if sick.
Public health authorities are also urging parents to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11, despite the fact that they have a small risk of contracting severe cases of COVID-19.