Coronavirus hospitalizations hit lowest level in nearly three months

More than 74,000 people remain in the hospital due to COVID-19 as of Thursday, the lowest level in nearly three months, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.

The group recorded approximately 74,225 hospitalizations as of Thursday, making it the third straight day the number has remained below 80,000.

The number of patients in intensive care units — 15,190 — is the lowest number recorded by the group since Nov. 17, 2020.

The new data marks a promising development from January, which saw the greatest number of COVID-19 fatalities and the highest average number of coronavirus hospitalizations of any month since the pandemic first hit the U.S.

But overall, numbers are still much much higher than the summer, and unacceptably high overall.