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Low Hospitalization Rate is Better Measure of COVID Spread

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By    |   Wednesday, 28 July 2021 08:00 AM EDT

Public health experts say hospitalization rates provide a better metric than daily case counts for understanding the pandemic, with coronavirus patients occupying only about 5% of total U.S. hospital bed space and 12% of ICU capacity, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Public health experts say hospitalization rates provide a better metric than daily case counts for understanding the pandemic, with coronavirus patients occupying only about 5% of total U.S. hospital bed space and 12% of ICU capacity, according to the Department of Health...
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2021-00-28
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 08:00 AM
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