Statewide Iowa — New daily COVID-19 hospitalization rates in the U.S. have risen 47 percent over the last two weeks, with all 50 states and the District of Columbia seeing hospitalization rates trend upward, according to data tracked by The New York Times.

Becker’s Hospital Review has taken data from the Department of Health and Human Services and compiled a list of states in order of hospitalization rate percent increase over the past two weeks. The data was last updated January 19th.

Iowa makes the list as the 14th lowest hospitalization increase, with an increase of 26%, and 32 of every 100,000 residents hospitalized for COVID.

Nebraska also reported a 26% hospitalization increase, while North Dakota saw a 24% increase, and Minnesota experienced a 19% increase.

South Dakota saw a 46% COVID hospitalization increase, landing it at number 27, while Missouri’s 39% increase puts in at number 24.

The state with the lowest increase in COVID-related hospitalizations in the past two weeks was Delaware, with just a 5% increase, while the state with the largest increase was Alabama where they saw a 121% increase in the number of hospitalizations for COVID-related illness during the past 14 days.


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