As New York’s ‘hospitalisation’s’ seem to level out according to Governor Cuomo….
Other state’s numbers are beginning to climb…
There HAS been a subtle change in the above…
Cuomo and the CDC people ARE beginning to use the word hospitalisations ….
We do NOT know how many people have been treated and released, nor do we know how many people don’t have Caronavirus , but do have the influenza virus….Or ANYTHING else like heart attacks….
But we DO know , with specific testing that the Caronavirus virus IS affecting more people around the country…
Each morning when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo briefs the media and the public about the status of the coronavirus pandemic in his state, he pays particular attention to two numbers: How many patients with COVID-19 are in the hospital and how many require intensive care.
“That is the number we watch because that’s the number that are flowing into the health care system,” Cuomo said on March 18, adding that 549 patients were in the hospital as of that morning.
The numbers have gone up each day. On Friday, the number of hospitalizations broke 1,000. On Monday, 2,000. On Tuesday, 3000. And on Thursday, there were 5,327 people hospitalized in New York state, of which 1,290 were in intensive care units.
If New York does not act quickly to expand the number of beds available to treat infected patients, it will likely run out, Cuomo has said. He’s ordered all hospitals to come up with a plan to increase their capacity by at least 50%, with a goal of doubling their bed count.
But as states across the country confront the growing threat posed by the coronavirus, some aren’t telling the public how many patients are in the hospital and whether their state hospital systems can handle the deluge. And the states that are releasing data are doing so in very different ways, making it difficult to make comparisons.
As of Wednesday, 17 states regularly release this information, including Florida and Louisiana, two of the hardest hit, according to The COVID Tracking Project, which runs a website that tallies key metrics of the national response to the virus. Eleven more occasionally release this data in some form. In all those states combined, 6,136 people were hospitalized as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, with the majority in New York.
Other states, including Washington, California and Illinois, which each have significant numbers of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, do not disclose their data.
“It’s particularly important for us to know as a signal which states are getting into trouble when,”…