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European and US data on hospitalizations from COVID-19

In this page we provide data on hospitalizations and intensive care (ICU) admissions due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The data here is sourced from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), who provide these statistics only for a select number of European countries, and the COVID Tracking Project which provides statistics for the United States.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide data on hospitalizations for other countries. There is currently no global, aggregated database on COVID-19 hospitalization, and our team at Our World in Data does not have the capacity to build such a dataset. All data on hospitalizations in this page will be updated on a weekly basis.

How many people are in hospital due to COVID-19 at a given time?

This chart shows the total number of patients in hospital due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) on a given date.

Note that this is distinct from the weekly new number of people admitted to hospital due to COVID-19. You find this metric in the next section.

(Data is only available for a select number of European countries, and the United States.)

Quick reminders on how to interact with this chart

  • By clicking on Add country you can show and compare the data for other countries you are interested in.
  • If you click on the title of the chart, the chart will open in a new tab. You can then copy-paste the URL and share it.
  • You can switch the chart to a logarithmic axis, by clicking on ‘LINEAR’.
  • If you move both ends of the time-slider to a single point you will see a bar chart for this point in time.

What is the weekly number of new hospitalizations due to COVID-19?

This chart shows the weekly number of new hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

Note that this number is distinct from the total number of patients in hospital due to COVID-19 at any given time. You find this data in the previous section.

(Data is only available for a select number of European countries, and the United States.)

Two tips on how to interact with these maps

  • By clicking on any country on the map you see the change over time in this country.
  • By moving the time slider (below the map) you can see how the situation has changed over time.

How many people are in intensive care (ICU) due to COVID-19 at a given time?

This chart shows the total number of patients in intensive care units (ICU) due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) on a given date.

Note that this is distinct from the weekly new number of people admitted to ICU due to COVID-19. You find this metric in the next section.

(Data is only available for a select number of European countries, and the United States.)

A quick reminders on what data is available for ICU admissions

Since no global database on hospitalizations and ICU admissions is available, we currently rely on hospitalization data published by the European CDC and the COVID Tracking Project. Unlike confirmed cases and deaths, hospitalization data is only available for a select number of European countries and the United States from these sources.

What is the weekly number of new admissions to ICU due to COVID-19?

This chart shows the weekly number of new admissions to intensive care units (ICU) due to COVID-19.

Note that this number is distinct from the total number of patients in ICU due to COVID-19 at any given time. You find this data in the previous section.

(Data is only available for a select number of European countries, and the United States.)

Hospitalizations: our data sources

Our World in Data relies on data from the European CDC and COVID Tracking Project

In this document and the embedded and linked charts we report and visualize the data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the COVID Tracking Project.1 We make the data used in our charts and tables downloadable as a complete and structured .csv file here.

The European CDC publishes daily and weekly statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic. For confirmed cases and confirmed deaths, it publishes this data not just for Europe, but for the entire world. However, its data on hospitalizations is currently only available for a select number of European countries.

There is currently no aggregated database on COVID-19 hospitalizations. Our team at Our World in Data does not have the capacity to build such a database, and are therefore unable to add or show hospitalization data for countries not included in these datasets.

The ECDC makes all their data on confirmed cases and deaths available in a daily updated clean downloadable file. This gets updated daily reflecting data collected up to 6:00 and 10:00 CET. However, data on hospitalizations is only updated on a weekly basis.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC provides three statistical resources on the COVID-19 pandemic:

The COVID Tracking Project provides statistical resources for the US, based on state and territory public health authorities or official statements from state officials. It is updated daily.