Mar 24, 2021 - Health
CDC data shows COVID-19 hospitalizations for older adults are declining
Older adults' share of coronavirus hospitalizations is shrinking, per the CDC's COVID-NET, a surveillance network representing about 10% of the U.S. population.
Why it matters: Americans 65 and older are significantly more likely to be vaccinated than younger Americans. Their shrinking share of hospitalizations is yet another suggestion that the vaccination effort is working.
- Older Americans are also at higher risk of dying from the virus, making it extra important to keep them out of the hospital in the first place.
Go deeper: Nursing home COVID cases have drastically declined