With older adults vaccinated, doctors say a growing share of their COVID-19 patients are in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, as more contagious variants circulate among people who are still unvaccinated.
Researchers have quantified the price paid for fast-spreading COVID-19 infections. Patients who might have survived otherwise perished in crowded ICUs.
COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to strain U.S. hospitals. NPR built a tool to explore trends around the country. Look up your local hospital to see how it's faring.
Unless you have to go somewhere over holidays, stay home. That’s what doctors are saying with hospitals across the country filling up and COVID-19 vaccines not widely available.
The federal government has released detailed local data on where hospitals are starting to fill up with patients. Researchers and health leaders say this was urgently needed.
Deaths from COVID-19 have jumped nearly 40% this week, and hospitals around the country are straining under their patient load. Here's what happened in the first week after Thanksgiving.
Data from the COVID Tracking Project show 100,226 people were hospitalized Wednesday, while Johns Hopkins reports 3,157 deaths — a new one-day record.
More than 91,000 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus on Saturday — over 6,000 of them on ventilators. With the holiday season fast approaching, health experts fear the worst is yet to come.
Hospitals are getting so crowded with COVID-19 patients that they're having to resort to workarounds to treat them all. Experts warn this may hamper doctors' ability to save lives.
As COVID-19 hospitalizations surge, new data released by the federal government show how many hospitals are struggling with staffing.
The pandemic is once again putting tens of thousands of people in the hospital in the U.S. Is it more than the health care system can handle? Find out which states are getting close to their limit.
The coronavirus continued its relentless spread throughout the country this week. Here's what you need to know about rises in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Where are hospitals reaching capacity? Which metro areas are running out of beds? NPR has learned federal agencies collect and analyze this information in detail but don't share it with the public.