Iowa among states with lowest COVID hospitalization rates – KIWARadio.com
Statewide Iowa – New daily hospitalization rates for COVID-19 in the United States rose 51% in the past two weeks, with 36 states and the District of Columbia on an upward trend hospitalization rates, according to data tracked by The New York Times. However, Iowa so far has one of the lowest hospitalization rates in the country.
According to the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Iowa ranks 42nd in COVID hospitalization rates in the past two weeks. Figures show Iowa with a 4% DECREASE in COVID hospitalizations in the past two weeks, with 25 per 100,000 Iowans hospitalized with COVID. This translates into a hospitalization rate of approximately 0.00025%.
Looking at neighboring states, South Dakota ranks 38th, with a 1% drop in hospitalizations in the past two weeks and a hospitalization rate of 28 per 100,000 population.
North Dakota ranks 43rd, with a 4% 14-day drop in its COVID hospitalization rate and 29 per 100,000 hospitalized residents.
Nebraska is ranked 45th with a 6% decrease in the number of hospitalizations and a hospitalization rate of 28 people per 100,000 population.
Minnesota is the 46th worst, with a 9% drop in hospitalizations for COVID in the past fourteen days, and 26 per 100,000 residents hospitalized for COVID.
The worst state in the country for COVID hospitalizations is Louisiana, where they have experienced a 336% INCREASE in COVID hospitalizations in the past fourteen days, and have 20 out of 100,000 residents hospitalized with COVID.
The state with the best number of COVID hospitalizations is Wyoming, where they have seen a 31% decrease in hospitalizations over the past fourteen days, and only 11 out of 100,000 state residents are hospitalized with COVID.