Coronavirus hospital admissions are rising in the United States, and concerns about health care pressure are growing, according to the New York Times.
As of Thursday, 18,000 people were being treated in hospitals for the new coronavirus infection, a 20 percent increase from two weeks earlier, the Times reported.
“Although hospital admissions are generally slow to follow the trend of cases, they are among the most reliable indicators of the pandemic,” the paper said, noting that reports of infections were “much” lower than the actual number.
As of Thursday, the average number of confirmed cases was 68,000 on a daily basis, up 60% in two weeks, according to the Times database.
The United States is approaching the tragic milestone of 1 million deaths due to COVID-19 from the outbreak of the pandemic, according to the television network ABC. According to other sources, such as the NBC television network, this number was already exceeded earlier this week.