New York has its first official breakdown of what share of people are hospitalized for COVID vs. how many are hospitalized with incidental COVID. In NYC it’s 49% for COVID, everyone else just happened to test positive. pic.twitter.com/fNUmMK2DM9
— Alyssa Katz (@alykatzz) January 7, 2022
This follows what we’re seeing in other places, like in Florida:
Across the Jackson Health System hospitals, we currently have 327 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Of those, 187 patients – or 57 percent – are admitted to the hospital primarily for non-COVID reasons.
— Jackson Health System (@JacksonHealth) December 30, 2021
New York City led the state in hospitalizations *with* Covid at 51%:
In NYC, 51% of patients who count as “hospitalized with COVID” were admitted for reasons other than COVID and then tested positive for it anyway. https://t.co/QPNMPL69vQ
— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) January 7, 2022
Not even a tiny bit surprised by this data. So many of our patients and their parents are screening positive on admission for other things. https://t.co/vDUk7VAfz6
— Emily Hahn, MD (@EHahnMD) January 7, 2022