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Oh Look, COVID-19 Hospitalization Rates in the Northern States Are Increasing

Jillian Golder, an employee of Oro Valley Hospital, has her temperature checked before receiving an antibody test for the coronavirus at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., July 10, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Reuters)

October is here, the weather is getting a little cooler, schools are reopened, and people will start spending more time indoors. And this morning, updated figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reveal which states have had the highest increases in their COVID-19 hospitalization rates:

Maine
14-day change: 22 percent increase
Hospitalizations per 100,000 people: 18

Pennsylvania
14-day change: 19 percent increase
Hospitalizations per 100,000 people: 25

North Dakota
14-day change: 18 percent increase
Hospitalizations per 100,000 people: 32

Montana
14-day change: 17 percent increase
Hospitalizations per 100,000 people: 42

Vermont
14-day change: 17 percent increase
Hospitalizations per 100,000 people: 7

West Virginia
14-day change: 16 percent increase
Hospitalizations per 100,000 people: 60

Minnesota
14-day change: 11

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