Number of Hospitalizations and Deaths by County
I would really like to know why you cannot publish the Covid-19 Hospitalization and Death numbers by county. The head of statistics at the BBC published an article on 7/27/2021 entitled “Coronavirus: Four numbers that reveal the real trends” and the very first one was “The number of new hospital admissions”
He says that:
“Daily case numbers get the most attention because they're the first to arrive. But they're flaky. They depend on things that tell us nothing about the virus, like whether people decide to get tested or how quickly test results come back. So scientists use other measures to check the story in the case numbers. These take longer to arrive, but give a clearer picture of the true trends. Hospital numbers reveal a lot about where the pandemic is at the moment. They tell us how many cases are sickness, as opposed to positive tests, and how much pressure Covid is putting on the NHS (i.e. Health System). And the number of new admissions with coronavirus gives a better picture of the trends than the case numbers alone.”
(The other numbers are; The Number of Infections, The Number of Vaccinations and the Number of Social Contacts per Person).