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COVID-19 Reported Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity by State Timeseries

Metadata Updated: May 4, 2024

After May 3, 2024, this dataset and webpage will no longer be updated because hospitals are no longer required to report data on COVID-19 hospital admissions, and hospital capacity and occupancy data, to HHS through CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network. Data voluntarily reported to NHSN after May 1, 2024, will be available starting May 10, 2024, at COVID Data Tracker Hospitalizations.

The following dataset provides state-aggregated data for hospital utilization in a timeseries format dating back to January 1, 2020. These are derived from reports with facility-level granularity across three main sources: (1) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) (after December 15, 2022) (2) HHS TeleTracking (before December 15, 2022), (3) reporting provided directly to HHS Protect by state/territorial health departments on behalf of their healthcare facilities, and (4) historical NHSN timeseries data (before July 15, 2020). Data in this file have undergone routine data quality review of key variables of interest by subject matter experts to identify and correct obvious data entry errors.

The file will be updated regularly and provides the latest values reported by each facility within the last four days for all time. This allows for a more comprehensive picture of the hospital utilization within a state by ensuring a hospital is represented, even if they miss a single day of reporting.

No statistical analysis is applied to account for non-response and/or to account for missing data.

The below table displays one value for each field (i.e., column). Sometimes, reports for a given facility will be provided to more than one reporting source: HHS TeleTracking, NHSN, and HHS Protect. When this occurs, to ensure that there are not duplicate reports, prioritization is applied to the numbers for each facility.

This file contains data that have been corrected based on additional data quality checks applied to select data elements. The resulting dataset allows various data consumers to use for their analyses a high-quality dataset with consistent standards of data processing and cleaning applied.

The following fields in this dataset are derived from data elements included in these data quality checks:

inpatient_beds inpatient_beds_used total_staffed_adult_icu_beds adult_icu_bed_utilization adult_icu_bed_utilization_numerator adult_icu_bed_utilization_denominator adult_icu_bed_covid_utilization_numerator adult_icu_bed_covid_utilization_denominator adult_icu_bed_covid_utilization total_adult_patients_hospitalized_confirmed_covid total_pediatric_patients_hospitalized_confirmed_covid

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Metadata Created Date April 8, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 4, 2024
Data Update Frequency R/P1D

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 8, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 4, 2024
Publisher U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Data First Published 2023-03-24
Language English
Data Last Modified 2024-05-03
Category Hospital
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Data Update Frequency R/P1D
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