Posted August 30, 2023
Hospitalizations of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Missouri rose by 38.9 percent—increasing from 175 to 243—since last week, a ‘substantial’ increase according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC’s COVID data tracker reported a rise in hospitalizations over the U.S. last week by 18.8 percent while total deaths also increased by 21.4 percent.
A total of 26 states saw an increased rise in hospital admissions compared to the prior week, including Missouri. Those states were defined as experiencing a ‘substantial’ increase, which categorizes states that have a rise in admissions of 20 percent or more, according to the CDC.
The biggest spike was in South Dakota which saw a rise of 127.3 percent.
Three states including Alaska, North Dakota and New Hampshire were the only states to record a substantial decrease.
Kansas saw a rise of 17.6 percent increase in hospital admissions, a moderate increase, according to the CDC.
New booster shots specialized to target strains of the omicron variant are planned to roll out in late September or early October.