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United States COVID-19 Hospital Needs and Death Projections 2020-2022


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2020 - 12/2022
Data type
  • Subnationally representative

IHME has produced forecasts which show hospital bed use, need for intensive care beds, and ventilator use due to COVID-19 based on projected deaths for all 50 U.S. states. These projections are produced by models based on observed death rates from COVID-19, and include uncertainty intervals. They incorporate information about social distancing and other protective measures and are being updated daily with new data. These forecasts were developed in order to provide hospitals, policy makers, and the public with crucial information about how expected need aligns with existing resources, so that cities and states can best prepare.

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