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The federal authorities on Monday released detailed hospital-level data exhibiting the toll COVID-19 is taking up well being care services, together with what number of inpatient and ICU beds can be found on a weekly foundation.
Utilizing an evaluation from the College of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project, NPR has created a software that means that you can see how your native hospital and your county general are faring. (Jump to look-up tool.)
It focuses on one vital metric — what number of beds are crammed with COVID-19 sufferers — and exhibits this for every hospital and on common for every county.
The ratio of COVID-19 hospitalizations to complete beds offers an image of how a lot pressure a hospital is underneath. Although there’s not a transparent threshold, it is regarding when that charge rises above 10%, hospital capability specialists told NPR.
Something above 20% represents “excessive stress” for the hospital, in keeping with a framework developed by the Institute for Well being Metrics and Analysis on the College of Washington.
If that determine will get to close 50% or above, the stress on employees is immense. “It means the hospital is overloaded. It means different companies in that hospital are being delayed. The hospital turns into a nightmare,” IHME’s Ali Mokdad told NPR.
The College of Minnesota’s evaluation exhibits that there are 53 counties the place the hospital common has reached that charge.
Use the look-up tool below the map to seek out particulars about hospitals in your county.
Thomas Wilburn contributed to this report. This story was initially revealed on Dec. 9, 2020.