COVID-19 Hospitalizations on the Rise in US, Highest Rates Among Oldest and Youngest Americans

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COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing in the US, with the highest rates among the oldest and youngest Americans.

  • COVID-19 hospitalizations have been on the rise for nearly a month
  • Weekly hospitalizations due to the virus have increased by 29.6%
  • Rates of COVID hospitalizations remain elevated among senior citizens, middle-aged adults, and children under age 4
  • Vaccine protection is waning among seniors, contributing to high hospitalization rates
  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations on the Rise

    For nearly a month, COVID-19 hospitalizations have been increasing following weeks of decline and relatively low levels throughout the summer, As featured on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Impact on Senior Citizens

    Experts attribute the high rates of hospitalizations among senior citizens to age being a risk factor for severe disease, as well as waning vaccine immunity. Many seniors have not taken advantage of the updated vaccine, leading to slowly declining protection.

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