Calculated Risk: Dec 8th COVID Update: Hospitalizations Increased

by Calculated Risk on 12/08/2023 07:23:00 PM

Mortgage RatesNote: Mortgage rates are from MortgageNewsDaily.com and are for top tier scenarios.

Due to changes at the CDC, weekly cases are no longer updated.

For deaths, I’m currently using 3 weeks ago for “now”, since the most recent two weeks will be revised significantly.

Hospitalizations have more almost tripled from a low of 5,150 in June 2023.

Hospitalizations are far below the peak of 150,000 in January 2022.

COVID Metrics
  Now Week
Ago
Goal
Hospitalized2🚩 17,479 15,516 ≤3,0001
Deaths per Week2 1,197 1,291 ≤3501
1my goals to stop weekly posts,
2Weekly for Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing number weekly for Hospitalized and Deaths

✅ Goal met.


COVID-19 Deaths per WeekClick on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the weekly (columns) number of deaths reported.

Weekly deaths have more than doubled from a low of 485 in early July.  Weekly deaths are far below the weekly peak of 26,000 in January 2021.

And here is a new graph I’m following on COVID in wastewater:

COVID-19 WastewaterNote the recent surge in COVID.

This appears to be a leading indicator for COVID hospitalizations and deaths, and both will likely increase over the next several weeks.

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