March 3, 2020 — To understand the surge of patients that would strike U.S. hospitals if COVID-19 begins to distribute a lot more widely listed here, think about these quantities: 38 million men and women could want medical care one million to ten million men and women might want to be hospitalized and in between two hundred,000 and two.nine million men and women might want to stay in an intensive care unit, dependent on how terrible the epidemic will get.

These quantities are primarily based on situations that have been imagined by the federal government for flu pandemics. They are