The average number of people currently hospitalized with Covid-19 has risen in states like Texas and Arizona, as the number of cases in the country has continued to rise since mid-June.
As of Sunday, according to CNBC data from Johns Hopkins University, the average number of new cases of Covid-19 in the country over seven days has increased by more than 24% from a week ago. Cases are growing by 5% or more in 25 US states, including Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma.
Covid-19 hospital admissions were growing in 14 states as of Sunday, according to a CNBC analysis of data collected through the Covid Tracking Project. Coronavirus hospital admissions, such as new cases and deaths, are considered a key indicator of an outbreak. because it helps scientists evaluate how serious it can be.
States such as Texas recently reported a record surge in hospital admissions. There are currently 2913 people hospitalized in Texas with Covid-19 based on a seven-day moving average, which is 37% more than a week ago, according to the Covid Tracking Project.
Arizona said that 1702 people are currently hospitalized on average for seven days, almost 29% more than a week ago. As of Saturday, Arizona Department of Health reported that 83% of inpatient beds and 85% of intensive care beds were used.
Both Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Texas Governor Greg Abbott indicated the ability of state hospitals to enhance capacity building if extra beds are needed.
Ducey released an improved Covid-19 last week action plan to contain the spread of the virus in the state, including additional awareness of the principles of social distance and masking.
He also announced a new policy that allows local officials to require residents to wear masks and follow the rules of social distance in society and in enterprises.
“Two weeks ago, I said there was no trend,” said Ducie on June 17, presenting a schedule of daily new cases across the state. “Looking at the data for the last two weeks, there is a trend. And this trend is moving in the wrong direction, and the actions that we are going to take are aimed at changing this direction and reversing this trend. ”
Florida, Texas, Arizona, and other states where there has been a significant surge in new cases of coronavirus, can move on to a “key week,” which can determine whether they tend to exponentially or not, a former Commissioner for Food and Drug Administration Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday.
In Florida, according to Hopkins, the national average of the number of new cases of Covid-19 in seven days increased by almost 87% compared with the previous week. Studies show that coronavirus symptoms can take anywhere from five to 12 days, which can delay communication.
Governor Ron DeSantis said Saturday that the percentage of people with positive results is faster than the number of tests performed. The percentage of people with a positive virus response in Florida increased from about 4.2% on June 7 to more than 8% on June 14, according to the most recent data available. Florida Department of Health.
Florida was one of the first states to reopen, allowing most restaurants and businesses to restart with disabilities on May 4.
“We are not closing. We are going to go forward. … we are not retreating “ De santis said at a news briefing last week. “You must have a public function.”
– CNBC Nate Rattner, William Foyer and Jasmine kim contributed to this report.
Scott Gottlieb, CNBC Fellow, Member of the Board of Directors, Pfizer, Genetic Testing Startup Tempus and the biotechnological company Illumin.