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Covid-19 Hospitalizations Reduce, though Fatality Rates Are High

The coronavirus disease continues to interrupt the medical world. The COVID-19 virus is still a serious health risk. Precautions are still a sensible move, especially for people who are more susceptible to serious sickness.

The number of COVID-19 patients saw a surge in the last two months. However, the last few days witnessed a decline in new cases in terms of hospitalization.

The following statistics are part of a recent CDC release:

Admissions to hospitals for COVID-19 decreased 3.1% from the week before during the week ending September 23. Hospitalizations increased significantly in 12 states overall, while they increased moderately in eight other states.

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2.7% of all fatalities occurred during the week ending September 23 as a result of COVID-19. Even though fatalities are sometimes a lagging sign, that is an 8% increase from the prior week.

For the week ending September 23, emergency department visits with diagnoses of COVID decreased by 11.7% from the presiding week.

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“Since the early days of the pandemic, we have known that people who have COVID-19 have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease or stroke up to one year after infection. In the study researchers focused on older people with fatty buildup, known as atherosclerotic plaque, who died from COVID-19. However, because the researchers found the virus infects and replicates in the arteries no matter the plaque levels, the findings could have broader implications for anybody who gets COVID-19,” says NIH. 

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