COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS RISE: BIGGEST WEEKLY INCREASE SINCE DECEMBER
Weekly COVID hospitalizations surge over 10% nationwide - CDC data shows largest increase since December.
The rise in hospitalizations is attributed to the spread of the Delta variant.
COVID emergency visits rose to 0.73% on July 21, up from 0.49% on June 21 - a concerning trend in recent weeks.
The majority of hospitalizations are among unvaccinated individuals.
Midwest region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI) is the only area that didn't report increased hospitalizations last week.
The rise in hospitalizations is a reminder that the pandemic is not over and precautions should still be taken.