The Medical Industry Leadership Institute and the Management Information Systems Research Center at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota have tracked and reported daily hospitalizations from all 50 states.

The data set, uploaded to Healthdata.gov, provides a weekly snapshot of how the coronavirus is impacting hospitals across the country, including the number of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals and the number of severely ill patients in ICUs. The data is expected to be updated each week.

The data can be organized by state or county with current hospitalizations and total to date. There is also information on the number of ventilators available.

Click on the image to go to the site.

Data reported weekly by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Protect.

The university has noted the amount of traffic the site is getting has slowed it down somewhat so the maps may take a minute to load.

 

The data set – which includes capacity reporting from hospitals in 2,200 counties in the U.S. – spotlights areas where hospitals are getting dangerously full. In 126 counties, the average hospital is at least 90% occupied, according to an analysis of the data by the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project. The states with the most counties above this threshold are Kentucky, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas.

In California, Madera county has the highest total percentage of its hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients at 36.4%. San Bernardino County has the second highest at 34.5%.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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