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States with the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rates

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than earlier this year, those gains are attributed in part to underburdened hospitals capable of dedicating staff to care for patients. That is a luxury not afforded to many hospitals around the country today, with

as of Nov. 19.

To determine the states with the highest rates of reported COVID-19 hospitalizations, Stacker compared hospitalizations reported by the Department of Health and Human Services with population data from the U.S. Census (American Community Survey 2018 5-year estimates). All 50 states and Washington D.C. are ranked according to their number of COVID-19 patients per 100,000 people. Data on hospital capacity and the share of hospitals in each state experiencing staffing shortages are also included, as are recent counts of cases and deaths from the COVID Tracking Project. All data in the story are as of Nov. 29.

With so many hospitals maxed out on staff, officials around the country sounded a warning just ahead of Thanksgiving last week that spending the holiday with people outside of individual households was likely to push case counts and associated hospitalizations even higher. Meanwhile, more affluent hospitals are bringing in additional workers at a rate as high as $10,000 a week for a nurseyet another sign of hospitals with less funding falling behind, particularly in rural areas already stretched thin.

Keep reading to see which states have the highest COVID-19 hospital rates as of Nov. 29.

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COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Vermont as of Nov. 29:

- 21 total patients (3 per 100,000 people)

- 17 patients in the ICU (3 per 100K)

Hospital capacity as of Nov. 29:

- Inpatient beds: 50.4% occupied (1.6% with COVID-19 patients)

- ICU beds: 57.7% occupied (15.3% with COVID-19 patients)

Hospital staffing shortages:

- Current staffing shortage: 1 hospitals (5.9%)

- Anticipating a shortage in the next week: 1 hospitals (5.9%)

Reported in the past week (Nov. 23 to Nov. 29):

- New cases: 471 (75 per 100K, #50 highest among all states)

- New deaths: 4.0 (0.6 per 100K, #51 highest)

- Test positive ratio: 1.3% (#50 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Hawaii as of Nov. 29:

- 65 total patients (5 per 100,000 people)

- 24 patients in the ICU (2 per 100K)

Hospital capacity as of Nov. 29:

- Inpatient beds: 65.6% occupied (2.5% with COVID-19 patients)

- ICU beds: 61.8% occupied (11.1% with COVID-19 patients)

Hospital staffing shortages:

- Current staffing shortage: 2 hospitals (8.3%)

- Anticipating a shortage in the next week: 3 hospitals (12.5%)

Reported in the past week (Nov. 23 to Nov. 29):

- New cases: 655 (46 per 100K, #51 highest among all states)

- New deaths: 11.0 (0.8 per 100K, #50 highest)

- Test positive ratio: 2.8% (#49 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Maine as of Nov. 29:

- 152 total patients (11 per 100,000 people)

- 38 patients in the ICU (3 per 100K)

Hospital capacity as of Nov. 29:

- Inpatient beds: 62.1% occupied (5.0% with COVID-19 patients)

- ICU beds: 71.1% occupied (12.3% with COVID-19 patients)

Hospital staffing shortages:

- Current staffing shortage: 8 hospitals (21.1%)

- Anticipating a shortage in the next week: 7 hospitals (18.4%)

Reported in the past week (Nov. 23 to Nov. 29):

- New cases: 1,149 (86 per 100K, #49 highest among all states)

- New deaths: 15.0 (1.1 per 100K, #47 highest)

- Test positive ratio: 43.8% (#6 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Washington as of Nov. 29:

- 976 total patients (13 per 100,000 people)

- 102 patients in the ICU (1 per 100K)

Hospital capacity as of Nov. 29:

- Inpatient beds: 65.2% occupied (7.1% with COVID-19 patients)

- ICU beds: 69.9% occupied (7.8% with COVID-19 patients)

Hospital staffing shortages:

- Current staffing shortage: 13 hospitals (12.7%)

- Anticipating a shortage in the next week: 20 hospitals (19.6%)

Reported in the past week (Nov. 23 to Nov. 29):

- New cases: 19,374 (266 per 100K, #34 highest among all states)

- New deaths: 84.0 (1.2 per 100K, #45 highest)

- Test positive ratio: 0.0% (#51 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in New Hampshire as of Nov. 29:

- 189 total patients (14 per 100,000 people)

- 30 patients in the ICU (2 per 100K)

Hospital capacity as of Nov. 29:

- Inpatient beds: 65.4% occupied (6.1% with COVID-19 patients)

- ICU beds: 59.0% occupied (10.6% with COVID-19 patients)

Hospital staffing shortages:

- Current staffing shortage: 6 hospitals (20.0%)

- Anticipating a shortage in the next week: 8 hospitals (26.7%)

Reported in the past week (Nov. 23 to Nov. 29):

- New cases: 2,882 (214 per 100K, #45 highest among all states)

- New deaths: 14.0 (1.0 per 100K, #48 highest)

- Test positive ratio: 2.9% (#47 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Oregon as of Nov. 29:

- 660 total patients (16 per 100,000 people)

- 63 patients in the ICU (2 per 100K)

Hospital capacity as of Nov. 29:

- Inpatient beds: 69.4% occupied (10.0% with COVID-19 patients)

- ICU beds: 64.6% occupied (8.1% with COVID-19 patients)

Hospital staffing shortages:

- Current staffing shortage: 4 hospitals (6.3%)

- Anticipating a shortage in the next week: 4 hospitals (6.3%)

Reported in the past week (Nov. 23 to Nov. 29):

- New cases: 8,950 (219 per 100K, #43 highest among all states)

- New deaths: 85.0 (2.1 per 100K, #39 highest)

- Test positive ratio: 52.3% (#4 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Massachusetts as of Nov. 29:

- 1,171 total patients (17 per 100,000 people)

- 103 patients in the ICU (2 per 100K)

Hospital capacity as of Nov. 29:

- Inpatient beds: 67.0% occupied (5.3% with COVID-19 patients)

- ICU beds: 50.1% occupied (5.3% with COVID-19 patients)

Hospital staffing shortages:

- Current staffing shortage: 6 hospitals (5.8%)

- Anticipating a shortage in the next week: 6 hospitals (5.8%)

Reported in the past week (Nov. 23 to Nov. 29):

- New cases: 18,114 (265 per 100K, #35 highest among all states)

- New deaths: 210.0 (3.1 per 100K, #26 highest)

- Test positive ratio: 3.2% (#45 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

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