Covid Hospitalizations Jump 40% in one week
The Department of Public Health’s latest daily report published Thursday listed 2,524 COVID-19 patients in Bay State hospitals.
That marks a single-day increase of 98 and a nearly 40 percent jump over the tally from just one week ago.
Not surprised since the 7-day average of cases between 12/23 and 12/30 jumped by around 60%. Focusing on the number of cases can be deceiving, but looking at the rate of change for cases might show the future trend for hospitalizations and deaths.