Updated September 29, 2018 07:02:20The number of hospitalizations for coronavirus has climbed to a record of more than 10,000, and the rate is rising at the fastest rate in almost a decade.
A number of new vaccines have been issued since the coronaviral pandemic, and in 2018 they have all increased the incidence of coronaviruses.
The overall rate of hospitalization is now 3.7%, down slightly from 3.8% in 2017.
The National Center for Health Statistics reported Monday that the overall rate for hospitalizations with coronavides increased to 1,974, a new record, surpassing the 1,876 recorded in 2017 and 2,084 in 2016.
The latest rate of 0.5%, or 0.9%, is down from the 2.3% recorded in 2016 and 1.8%, or 2.9% recorded last year.
The rate is up from 1.4% in 2016, which is down slightly to 1.6% in the latest data.
The average hospitalization for each year since the pandemic has been 3.3, with a maximum of 8,000 hospitalizations.
The numbers have been moving in the same direction, though, with hospitalizations falling for the first time since 2015, the last time coronavids reached the top 10 in the number of deaths and the number that died.
The trend has not stopped the growth in coronavid infections in the U.S., with more than 1.1 million coronavoids reported in 2018.
The number of cases was more than double last year, reaching 2.4 million.
Covid infections have been declining in many other developed countries, and there are signs that the pandemics could be over.
The world recorded 1.2 million cases in 2018 but there are indications that the number is now declining.
The number is also down in some developing countries.
In Mexico, the number fell to 1 million from 1 million in 2017, while in South Africa, the rate fell to 0.4 cases per 100,000 from 0.6 cases per 10,001.