50 states of COVID-19 hospitalization data for people ages 18 to 59, now
The number of working-age people admitted to U.S. hospitals with COVID-19 increased dramatically between the last full week of November and the last full week of December.
U.S. hospitals had 26,591 admissions of people ages 18 to 59 with COVID-19 in the week ended December 26, a 54% increase from the total for the week ended November 28, according to a latest comparison Community-level pandemic tracking report from the Data Strategy and Execution Workgroup of the White House COVID-19 team with the report released a month earlier.
Hospitalization rates for people ages 18-29 have increased particularly rapidly. The latest report shows that the absolute number of registrations in this age group has increased more than 100% in the past week alone in nine states and the District of Columbia.
It is possible that weekly comparisons have been negated by factors such as the Christmas holidays and the tendency for data reporting requirements to pile up as the month progresses.
However, month-to-month comparisons show that for the 18- to 59-year-old age group in the typical state, the number of COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people has increased from 5.5 to 7.5.
Government profile reports fail to indicate what percentage of hospital admissions are related to the COVID-19 Omicron variant and what percentage is caused by other variants. ONE Report on the prosecution of variants of government shows that around 58% of all new COVID-19 cases in the US are caused by the Omicron variant, up from none in November.
What the numbers mean
If the number of hospital admissions related to COVID-19 remained the same for the entire population for a full year, it would mean that about 1 in 300 people would be hospitalized for some time at some point in the year for the disease.
The figures on the impact of COVID-19 on people aged 18 to 59 are of great interest to life insurers, as people in this age group are more likely than people in other age groups to take out individual life insurance, employer-funded group life insurance, and individual and group disability insurance.
Currently, the United States has more than one working-age US citizen death with COVID-19 for every hospitalization of a patient with COVID-19 in that age group. That means the United States could see about 1,000 deaths of one person of working age with the disease per week for at least the next few weeks.
According to LIMRA, about half of adults in the United States have life insurance. Life insurers have talked about paying an average of about $ 50,000 in claims per pandemic-related death. Those numbers, combined with government working-age hospital data, could result in pandemic-related working-age mortality losses of about $ 25 million per week.
State-level hospital admission rates of working age range from just 2.6 COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 residents in Alaska to more than 13 in two Great Lakes states.
For the five states with the highest working-age hospital admission rates as of December 26, see the gallery above.
Changes in the number of working-age COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 lives range from a decrease from 5.2 to 5.1 hospital admissions in Montana to an increase from 8.2 to 12.1 hospital admissions in New Jersey.
We put Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia on the state charts, but took them off the gallery because they are different from states in so many ways. If the District of Columbia were inducted into the gallery, it would lead the way in both working-age hospitalization rates and the change in hospitalization rates between November 28 and December 26.
In the District of Columbia, the hospitalization rate in the latest figures rose to 19.1 working-age hospitalizations per 100,000 population, from 3.4 hospitalizations per 100,000 population just a month earlier.
Hospitalizations of US residents aged 18 to 59 years, per 100,000 population
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