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Hospitalizations Around the USA –

Alabama     The statewide hospital in-patient rate stands at record highs.

Alaska     ICU capacity in Alaska was in the red zone, or more than 75% full.

Arizona     The state sees its largest six-day increase of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Arkansas    Hospitalizations in Arkansas were hovering near the record set earlier this month.

California     As of Friday, hospitalizations have grown so fast that the record broke for seven consecutive days.

Colorado    Colorado’s hospital system is being overwhelmed by the virus.

Connecticut     A month of increased hospitalizations led to as many deaths in the past week as it had in all of July, August, and September combined.    

Delaware      The state is approaching a record-high number of hospitalizations last seen in the spring.

Florida     Hospitalizations are up 67% in the past four weeks.

Georgia     The state’s intensive care beds are 85% occupied as of Friday.

Hawaii    1,328 total hospitalizations in the state since the pandemic began.

Idaho    In Boise and Idaho Falls, over 85% of intensive care unit beds were in use last week.

Illinois    5,160 people in Illinois hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 21% were in the ICU, and 12% were on ventilators.

Indiana     COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indiana nearly doubled in November. On Nov. 30, Indiana set its highest COVID-19 hospitalization record with 3,460 patients.

Iowa   The number of people treated for COVID-19 in Iowa hospitals is more than twice as high as the summer peak.

Kansas     Number of cases doubles since October 28th.

Kentucky     Local hospitals are nearing capacity.

Louisiana      New surge in cases is impacting hospitals in the state.

Maine      The state hits an all-time high of hospitalizations on Thursday.

Maryland     Hospitalizations quadrupled since early October.

Massachusetts    More than 1,400 patients hospitalized, and nearly 300 admitted to intensive care units in the state.

Michigan    In some state communities, the number of COVID-related deaths doubled in November.

Minnesota      Hospitalizations decline as the positivity rate in the state decreases.

Mississippi     The state hit a record high number of COVID hospitalizations last week.

Missouri     The state rises to the 5th most hospitalizations per 100,000 residents in the country.

Montana     Over 2,800 hospitalized in the state.

Nebraska     New cases and hospitalizations declined in the past week.

Nevada      Saturday, the state reported a record of nearly 3,200 additional daily known COVID-19 cases and a record number of related hospitalizations.

New Hampshire    The state has seen a significant spike in cases, deaths, and hospitalizations over the last six weeks.

New Jersey    Coronavirus cases continue to surge, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced there were over 6,046 new positive cases reported on Sunday, a new record.

New Mexico     Nearly one thousand individuals hospitalized in the state with COVID.

New York     The state’s coronavirus metrics show statewide hospitalizations are rising quickly.

North Carolina    Records set for new cases on Saturday and Sunday,  another new record high.

North Dakota     Fourth in the country for the number of cases per 100,000 residents.

Ohio    Patients are being diverted to other hospitals as they reach capacity.

Oklahoma    Hospitals use tents to treat COVID patients as COVID units overflow.

Oregon     The state set record highs of hospitalizations during the week of Thanksgiving.

Pennsylvania     Hospitalizations are up 57% in the state.

Puerto Rico     40% of residents suffer food insecurity due to the pandemic.

Rhode Island    The state leads the nation in the number of new cases per 100,000 residents.

Samoa   The small Pacific nation reports its first positive test for the coronavirus, although officials say a second test on the same patient came back negative.

South Carolina     The state surges to new case highs. 

South Dakota    Some patients are flown out of state as the ICU capacity hits limits.

Tennessee   The state records nearly 5,000 total resident COVID related deaths as of Saturday.

Texas    In the Houston area, 1 in 4 of COVID patients are in the ICU.

 US Virgin Islands     Governor Albert Bryan implemented a two-week soft shutdown of government operations.

Utah   This week saw the most COVID-19 patients hospitalized, with 90% of all intensive care unit beds in the state are in use.

Vermont    The state continues to see a low number of hospitalizations.

Virginia    Hospitalizations hit new highs in the state.

Washington    The number of hospitalizations statewide more than doubled in November.

West Virginia    The state continues to set records with COVID hospitalizations.

Wisconsin   An average of 200 people admitted with COVID per day in the past five days.

Wyoming      The White House group has put all 23 Wyoming counties in the red zone for virus transmission and warns that vulnerable people should be wary.

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COVID Increasing In The Rural Midwest

Alabama.     Why was the state listed as the worst place to work during the pandemic?

Alaska     The state has a higher percentage of children with confirmed cases.

Arizona      The FDA approves a University of Arizona antibody test, which is one of the most accurate in the country.

Arkansas, The University of Arkansas, set aside dorm rooms to isolate and quarantine COVID students.  The campus confirmed six cases on Aug 31.

California     As the number of new infections falls to levels not seen since June, the state announces a new tracking system set to begin in October.

Colorado     Local outbreaks noted among a fire station, restaurants, a bank, and schools.

Connecticut       The Governor extends emergency orders through February 2021 as the number of new infections and hospitalizations increase.

Delaware     The state’s positive rate and hospitalizations are the highest since July.

Florida    The governor promotes less testing.

Georgia     Epidemiologist calls for an end to in-class instruction at the University of Georgia as the campus logs 821 new cases in the second week, up from 189 the week prior.

Hawaii      A human relations firm offers tips to businesses on how to handle COVID-19 as the state sees community spread.

Idaho      August was the deadliest month, nearly doubling from the month prior.

Illinois       The state reports most new COVID related deaths since June.

Indiana     Notre Dame University is increasing testing after suspending in-person classes.

Iowa.      Ames, Iowa, was labeled the worst hot spot in the country and is planning to host a football game on September 12 with 25,000 fans.

Kansas.     COVID-19 spreading among fraternities, sororities in the state.

Kentucky.     Hundreds of new cases at the University of Kentucky has school officials debating about what to do.

Louisiana.     The governor is concerned about rising cases related to hurricane Laura.

Maine.      A local pastor held a wedding on Aug 7, and over 100 infections and one death are related.

Maryland.      The governor announced the state would advance to stage 3 reopening on Friday.

Massachusetts      A Boston University nationwide study shows depression is three times higher than it was one year ago.

Michigan.     Colleges see increasing the spread of the COVID virus.

Minnesota     The State Health Commissioner said Minnesota overlooked the risk of viral transmission in family and friend gatherings compared with supermarkets and stores where mask-wearing and social distancing have become the norm.

Mississippi       Health officials confirm the state’s youngest death from COVID after battling it for several months.

Missouri     A high number of transmissions in the state is the reason the White House Task Force recommended a mask mandate two weeks ago.

Montana      Two college campuses are only testing symptomatic students, and some experts fear it will allow for greater spread among students.

Nebraska     If a child gets COVID at school and dies – is the school liable?

Nevada     New hospitalizations due to COVID are declining in the state.

New Hampshire     A new dashboard tracks cases in schools.

New Jersey     Neighbors who dined together in a private home allegedly caused a local community outbreak.

New Mexico     New cases reported among staff at various schools in the state despite students not yet returning to classes.

New York     Nurses are calling on the state to pass minimum staff requirements anticipating a second surge of cases.

North Carolina     The State Senate passes a 1.1 Billion relief bill, which includes money for families with children.

North Dakota     Leaders in the state do not agree with the CDC’s recent guidelines to decrease testing among the asymptomatic.

Ohio      The governor said a surge in cases is related to students returning to schools and colleges.

Oklahoma     Over 150 school districts are reporting COVID cases.

Oregon     The governor extends the state emergency through November 1st.

Pennsylvania     The governor extends emergency for an additional 90 days.

Puerto Rico     Tourists, needed to boost the economy, are cited for not following masking guidelines.

Rhode Island     The number of new cases continues to decline.

Samoa     The island looks to change the 14-day quarantine to 21 days.

South Carolina     The University of South Carolina reports over 1,000 active COVID infections.

South Dakota     So far, twelve states have reported over 260 cases, and one death traced back to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Tennessee      School-age children testing positive for COVID is increasing over the last two weeks.

Texas     Texas State reports students who live in the residence halls immediately asked to move out or go home when they test positive.

US Virgin Islands     The territory struggles to reopen and consistently enforce protocols as travelers come to the island.

Utah     Parents want more education options amid the pandemic.

Vermont     A party at a ski lodge traced to an outbreak.

Virginia     Cases increase at state colleges and universities.

Washington     State health officials say the timeline for the COVID-19 vaccine can not be political.

West Virginia     Eight deaths reported on Tuesday as hospitalizations tick up.

Wisconsin     Two rural counties have become hot spots in the state over the past week.

Wyoming     Around 50 college students quarantined after an off-campus party.

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