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NPR: Federal Data Reveal Toll COVID-19 Taking on Health Care Facilities.

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NPR writes: The federal government on Monday released an updated set of detailed hospital-level data showing the toll COVID-19 is taking on health care facilities, including how many inpatient and ICU beds are available on a weekly basis.

Using an analysis from the University of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project, NPR has created a tool that allows you to see how your local hospital and your county overall are faring (Look-up tool). It focuses on one important metric — how many beds are filled with COVID-19 patients — and shows this for each hospital and on average for each county. The ratio of COVID-19 hospitalizations to total beds gives a picture of how much strain a hospital is under.

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