U.S. Covid Hospitalizations Reach New Record
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U.S. Covid Hospitalizations Reach New Record

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The omicron surge of the coronavirus has driven U.S. Covid-19 hospitalizations to a new pandemic high of 145,982, topping the previous record set in January 2021, according to government data.

The number of people hospitalized with Covid is reportedly about double what it was two weeks ago — and it’s expected to continue climbing, overwhelming the nation’s hospitals and medical personnel. “If models of omicron’s spread prove accurate — even the researchers who produce them admit forecasts are difficult during a pandemic — current numbers may seem small in just a few weeks,” The Washington Post reports. “Disease modelers are predicting total hospitalizations in the 275,000 to 300,000 range when the peak is reached, probably later this month.”