The COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate Is Highest in US Adults 65 Years and Older
The COVID-19 hospitalization rate for American adults 65 years and older is higher than other age groups, according to the latest COVIDView information from the week ending on April 25.
According to the weekly COVID-19 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American adults 65 years and older had a hospitalization rate of 131.6 per 100,000. Adults 50-64 years old had the next highest hospitalization rate at 63.7 per 100,000. The overall overall cumulative COVID-19-associated hospitalization rate is 40.4 per 100,000.
In addition, the report showed that deaths from COVID-19 went down compared to the week of April 18, but the number still remains significantly elevated and may rise as more death certificates are counted.