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5 States Where Working-Age COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Surging

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Possible early COVID-19 surge indicators — new hospital admissions statistics for patients with the virus that causes COVID-19 — are continuing to move higher.

The number of U.S. hospital admissions of patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased to 34,227 in the week ending June 28. That’s up 12% from the total for the previous week, according to federal government Community Profile Report data that was last updated June 30.

Typical retirement and insurance advisors may be especially interested in the impact of the pandemic on working-age clients and prospects.

The number of pandemic-related hospital admissions of U.S. residents ages 18 through 59 also increased 12%, to 10,597.

For a look at the five states with the biggest percentage increases in the number of pandemic-related hospitalizations of people in the 18-to-59 age group, see the gallery above.

For data on all 50 states and the District of Columbia, see the table below.

The figures range from a decrease of about 67%, in Wyoming, up to an increase of 97%, in another state.

What It Means

The overall COVID-19 hospital admissions count has been increasing every week since April 5.

The ratio of COVID-19 deaths to COVID-19 cases has fallen about 88% from what it was in June 2021, to about one new COVID-19 death for every 300 new COVID-19 cases, but one challenge is that increased use of home testing and changes in testing programs have made tracking the number of new cases difficult.

The result is that advisors who need accurate estimates of clients’ or employer plan participants’ mortality rate and life expectancy may continue to face a high rate of mortality uncertainty.

New Hospital Admissions for COVID-19 Patients Ages 18-59

Week Ending
June 28 June 21 Change
Alabama 172 134 28.4%
Alaska 25 22 13.6%
Arizona 221 212 4.2%
Arkansas 78 58 34.5%
California 1,441 1,232 17.0%
Colorado 206 202 2.0%
Connecticut 90 94 -4.3%
Delaware 34 28 21.4%
District of Columbia 51 48 6.3%
Florida 1,263 1,237 2.1%
Georgia 326 279 16.8%
Hawaii 67 64 4.7%
Idaho 69 59 16.9%
Illinois 406 401 1.2%
Indiana 178 113 57.5%
Iowa 61 66 -7.6%
Kansas 58 53 9.4%
Kentucky 157 185 -15.1%
Louisiana 199 179 11.2%
Maine 14 23 -39.1%
Maryland 171 181 -5.5%
Massachusetts 168 170 -1.2%
Michigan 209 176 -18.8%
Minnesota 146 140 4.3%
Mississippi 108 67 61.2%
Missouri 234 194 20.6%
Montana 53 48 10.4%
Nebraska 46 43 7.0%
Nevada 146 105 39.0%
New Hampshire 38 24 58.3%
New Jersey 276 233 18.5%
New Mexico 100 58 72.4%
New York 605 545 11.0%
North Carolina 258 237 8.9%
North Dakota 11 22 -50.0%
Ohio 300 236 27.1%
Oklahoma 92 83 10.8%
Oregon 145 130 11.5%
Pennsylvania 245 252 -2.8%
Rhode Island 8 15 -46.7%
South Carolina 125 107 16.8%
South Dakota 22 25 -12.0%
Tennessee 150 130 15.4%
Texas 974 742 31.3%
Utah 121 124 -2.4%
Vermont 11 9 22.2%
Virginia 212 232 -8.6%
Washington 268 185 44.9%
West Virginia 73 37 97.3%
Wisconsin 114 141 -19.1%
Wyoming 3 9 -66.7%
TOTAL 10,597 9,449 12.1%
MEDIAN 10.8%

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