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CDC: Number of COVID-19 hospitalizations declining

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

During the week of September 23, COVID hospitalizations decreased 3.1% in comparison with the previous week. Overall, 12 states reported a major increase in hospitalizations (20% or more), while eight states reported a moderate increase (10% to 19.9%).

According to the CDC, COVID-related deaths accounted for two.7% of all deaths within the week ending Sept. 23. 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 for the reason that pandemic began.

Other COVID numbers have also declined, the CDC reported.

The variety of emergency department visits with COVID diagnoses decreased by 11.7% in the course of 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-19 findings in wastewater are also declining, in response to the Biodot Wastewater tracking network.

The CDC also reported on its Variant projectionsThe 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.