For the first time in more than two weeks, the US on Friday reported a slight decline in the number of people being treated in the hospital for coronavirus, according to the Coronavirus Tracking Project.
However, it’s not clear if the data being reported was disrupted because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the CTP said. Some states and territories did not update their reports at all on Friday, including Delaware and Florida. Many others reported only incomplete data for the day.
Organizations collecting data on coronavirus expected to see a dip for Thanksgiving and the following three to four days, with an increase in reported cases of diagnoses, hospitalizations and deaths expected on Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly beyond next week.
Hospitalizations have been hitting steady records throughout November. The US surpassed 80,000 daily hospitalizations on Nov. 19 and set new records for 17 days straight until Friday, according to CTP.