U.S. hospitalizations continue climb as 11 states set records for new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus hospitalizations were continuing a dangerous trend in the United States while Brazil and India each reached ominous milestones as the global pandemic showed little sign of retreating Sunday.

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Since the coronavirus pandemic started, the United States has recorded more than 7.6 million cases of COVID-19 and 213,000 deaths.

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Coronavirus hospitalizations were continuing a dangerous trend in the United States while Brazil and India each reached ominous milestones as the global pandemic showed little sign of retreating Sunday.

Hospitalizations, which peaked at nearly 60,000 across the nation in July, had fallen by more than half last month. But since dipping below 29,000 on Sept. 20, the number of people being treated in hospitals each day has crept higher, to almost 35,000.

And a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Saturday shows 11 states set records for new cases for a seven-day period – Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah. The U.S. has recorded its fourth consecutive day of more than 50,000 new COVID-19 cases,

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Study: Kids’ hospitalizations accompany rising unemployment rates

COVID-19 has led to widespread job loss in the United States. And now a new study reports that when unemployment rates rise, so do hospitalizations of children.

For the study, researchers analyzed 12 years of data — 2002 to 2014 — from 14 states. They found that for every 1% increase in unemployment, there was a 2% increase in child hospitalizations for all causes, among them diabetes and poisonings.

Specifically, every 1% bump in unemployment was associated with a 5% increase in hospitalizations for substance abuse and a 4% jump for diabetes. The researchers also found a 2% increase for poisoning and burns, and a 2% rise for children with medical complexity — a high need for prescriptions, medical equipment or services.

For children with diabetes and other forms of medical complexity, reduced family income could mean they’re less likely to receive medical services. This could raise their risk of

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Only two US states report a decline of new cases and nationwide hospitalizations are increasing

Covid-19 cases are trending upwards across the US, with only two states reporting a decline of cases compared to last week. And hospitalizations across the country have also begun to rise, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.



a man in a police car parked in a parking lot: People line up in their vehicles to undergo the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests, distributed by the Wisconsin National Guard at the United Migrant Opportunity Services center, as cases spread in the Midwest, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski


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People line up in their vehicles to undergo the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests, distributed by the Wisconsin National Guard at the United Migrant Opportunity Services center, as cases spread in the Midwest, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

Wisconsin health officials reported a record-high number of 141 new patients Wednesday, days after the state saw records in new Covid-19 cases and deaths. Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday the state will open a field hospital in response to the surge in hospitalizations.

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“We obviously hoped this day wouldn’t come, but unfortunately, Wisconsin is in a much different and more dire place today, and our

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Wisconsin to open field hospital as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

Wisconsin will be opening a field hospital at the state fairgrounds near Milwaukee next week as a spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations is threatening to overwhelm hospital systems, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) announced Wednesday. 

The state has become one of the nation’s new COVID-19 hot spots in recent weeks and has ranked third nationwide this week in daily new cases per capita, according to the Associated Press. Health officials have attributed the surge to the reopening of universities and K-12 schools and fatigue among the public over health measures such as wearing masks and social distancing. 


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State officials said Wednesday that due to the increase in COVID-19 cases last month hospitals fear they may soon reach capacity.

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Six U.S. States Report Record COVID Hospitalizations, New Restrictions in Place | Top News

By Gabriella Borter and Lisa Shumaker

(Reuters) – Six states reported record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, including Wisconsin, where officials on Tuesday issued a new order limiting the size of indoor public gatherings.

The surge of COVID hospitalizations and new cases in some states coincides with U.S. President Donald Trump and several members of his White House staff testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Trump’s doctors on Tuesday said he was not displaying any acute symptoms after he left the Walter Reed Medical Center, where he was treated for three days.

The spike in reported hospitalizations on Monday hit states in the Midwest the hardest, with Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming reporting their highest figures, according to a Reuters tally. Wisconsin has 782 hospitalized coronavirus patients, compared with 433 two weeks ago.

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services issued a directive that gatherings will be limited to

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Coronavirus hospitalizations grow in the Midwest amid climbing cases

Growing coronavirus outbreaks across the American West and Midwest have started to take an alarming turn as some states report growing Covid-19 hospitalizations and a shrinking supply of beds for patients. 

Six states reached record high Covid-19 hospitalizations, based on a weekly average to smooth out the reporting, as of Friday, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project, an independent volunteer organization launched by journalists at The Atlantic.  

Most of the states are based in the Midwest, including Missouri, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

There were at least 663 people in the hospital with Covid-19 in Wisconsin as of Friday, well beyond the state’s previous highs in April when roughly 400 people were hospitalized. Only 19% of the state’s hospital beds are available and 27% of the state’s Covid-19 patients are in the intensive-care unit, according to its data dashboard. 

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Hospitalizations on the rise in Ontario, Quebec

On Tuesday, Quebec reported 35 more people who required hospitalization due to COVID-19, compared to the day before. This brings the total number of people who are hospitalized to 274, including 41 in intensive care.

Hospitalizations are also up in Ontario, where nine more people were admitted with COVID-19, bringing the total number to 137. Thirty people are in the ICU, with 16 on ventilators.

Prince Edward Island also reported a new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to two.

For more on Tuesday’s top stories, and on how the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country, please refer to our live updates below, as well as our COVID-19 news hub and our liveblog on the latest updates across Canada.

13,933 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 156,961 diagnoses, 9,291 deaths and 133,737 recoveries (as of Sept. 29, 8 p.m. ET)

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Coronavirus Hospitalizations Continue Drop In Riverside County

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Riverside County rose by 754 people, with 17 additional deaths attributed to complications stemming from the virus, while hospitalizations continue to fall, health officials said Monday.

The total number of COVID-19 infections recorded since the public health documentation period began in early March is 58,932, compared to 58,178 on Friday, according to the Riverside University Health System.

RUHS said the number of deaths tied to COVID-19 stands at 1,206, up from 1,189 at the end of last week.

The Emergency Management Department said 128 people are hospitalized countywide with virus symptoms. That’s down from 142 on Friday. The hospitalization figure includes 36 intensive care unit patients. All COVID-19 hospitalization numbers are now at or below levels reported in April.

EMD Director Bruce Barton told the Board of Supervisors last week that the Emergency Operations Center in downtown Riverside had

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