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Nearly half of coronavirus patients in New York admitted for other reasons

Nearly half of coronavirus hospital patients in New York City have been admitted for conditions other than the virus itself, data released Friday revealed.

According to reports, 43% of the estimated 11,500 positive coronavirus hospitalizations in the state were admitted for reasons other than the Chinese coronavirus itself. That number is even higher in New York City, which reported that more than half – 51% – of hospital patients with coronavirus were “classified as ‘with’ COVID, as opposed to [hospitalized] “For” the virus “, according to the Daily mail:

In patients “with” COVID, they were hospitalized for unrelated reasons, such as injuries in a car accident, but tested positive for the virus during routine screening given to all new patients and were subsequently tested. reclassified as COVID admissions.

On Friday, for the second day in a row, New York State recorded its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 since vaccinations began and although things are not as dire as during the peak of the pandemic, cases continue to increase.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (R) made the announcement on Friday, explaining her desire to “dig deeper into these numbers”.

“And I have two-day measurements right now, and just looking at January 4th, we realized that 39% of people are hospitalized for reasons unrelated to COVID and by checking the number yesterday, that number was actually 42%, “she said before pointing to variations across the state, including New York City, which is” about 50/50. “

“So half of the hospitalizations in New York are from people who need to be there due to the severity of their COVID situation and the other half are there for other reasons,” she admitted before discussing ‘other regions:

Let’s look at the upstate, places in central New York like this where 79% are admitted due to a true COVID. And if they are sick enough from COVID, they must be hospitalized compared to 21% who were there for another reason and who test positive. So it’s a very interesting snapshot of what’s going on statewide and even in central New York City. But what variation we see there between downtown New York and the city.

We also know that 37% of positive cases overall were asymptomatic. And that’s something we’re going to talk about now. And I want to have a little more clarity on that and what that means for someone who’s out there, who is actually dealing with this day-to-day situation and putting it into perspective. Again, I want people to understand that this is still a pandemic. The number of cases and hospitalizations continues to increase. But let’s look in the context of someone who actually runs the hospital.

According to New York Times’ coronavirus data tracker, blue, pro-mandate New York City reported the second-highest daily average of coronavirus cases per capita – 413 cases per 100,000 people – a 216% increase in the past 14 days.


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