Six U.S. states so far this month have reported their highest daily number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients since the pandemic started as cases began rising again nationwide, according to a Reuters tally.
North Dakota set a hospitalization record on Monday while Missouri and South Dakota hit their highest level to date on Sunday. Hawaii, Montana and West Virginia set records earlier in September.
Nationally, the number of coronavirus patients hospitalized has fallen to an average of 30,000 a day over the two weeks that ended on Sunday, down from an average of nearly 36,000 a day the previous two weeks.
Here are the other trends, according to the data:
* Eight U.S. states have reported record one-day increases in COVID-19 cases so far this month. Arkansas, Illinois, North Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia,…