As EG.5 spreads, the number of new COVID-19 hospitalizations rises.
During the first week of August, new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations climbed by more than 14%.
Coronavirus hospitalizations are increasing in the United States as a novel omicron subvariant spreads.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations climbed by more than 14% during the first week of August, surpassing 10,000.
The figure is currently the highest it has been since the spring, when the coronavirus was on the decline following a brief winter outbreak.
Coronavirus hospitalizations have been increasing for several weeks.
he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer tracks COVID-19 infections, but experts believe the spread is significant given the spike in hospitalizations.
Deaths, which often follow hospitalizations, have not yet shown a comparable increase.
The great majority of counties in the United States have "low" levels of new COVID-19 hospital admissions.
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