How are Hospitals Doing ?
Covid-19 has increased traffic in our hospitals. The federal government has been regularly gathering detailed hospital data showing how Covid-19 has been stressing hospitals. Pinar Karaca-Mandic, a professor at the University of Minnesota, has worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to gather this data. Together they have created the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project.
“ In 126 counties, the average hospital is at least 90% occupied, according to an analysis of the data by the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project. The states with the most counties above this threshold are Kentucky, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas.” -NPR on data collected from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A new data set is said to be posted every monday. If you would like to see data within your area visit:
“Some hospitals try to operate at a pretty high capacity in normal times. But, in a pandemic with more and more patients needing hospital care that’s when things get a little scary”-Pien Huang, global health and development reporter on the Science desk