December 29th – U.S. media reported that an analysis of the data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the 28th shows that the proportion of coronavirus patients in the United States’ intensive care unit (ICU) has been steadily increasing since the end of September, and is now close to 40%.
According to CNN on the 28th, the number and proportion of ICU hospitalizations with COVID-19 in the United States have continued to increase for several months.
The proportion of COVID-19 patients in the ICU at the end of September was about 16% of all patients admitted to the ICU, 22% at the end of October and 35% at the end of November.
As of last week, nearly 40% of patients in ICUs across the United States had COVID-19, according to data. According to the report, these data are preliminary data, excluding those of medical institutions that have been cut down because the data is too small.
The U.S. reported the fourth-highest number of hospitalizations since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic on December 27, according to the COVID-19 Tracking Project (CTP).
This is the second consecutive day that the United States has maintained the current hospitalization rate of more than 100,000. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, as of about 7:22 Beijing time on the 29th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 19.26 million, to 19,26231; the number of deaths due to the epidemic exceeded 330,000, reaching 334,618.