mili v2

COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project

As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds across the United States, one of the greatest barriers we are encountering is the absence of credible and consistent data.  Tracking daily hospitalization data is a major step forward in quantifying the current impact on local hospital systems, modeling and forecasting future utilization needs, and tracking the rate of change in the disease severity.  

The Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) and the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) at the Carlson School of Management has launched this project on March 26th to consistently track and report daily hospitalizations from all 50 states. 


Meet the Team    |    Key Insights & Trends    |    Publications & Media      

COVID-19 Hospitalizations by County

Data reported weekly by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Protect


Key Insights & Change from Last Week     |     Archived Key Insights     |     Subscribe to weekly Key Insights

                                                                                                                                                              Unsubscribe from Key Insights

Dashboard launched December 7, 2020, 5:30 pm CST

Note that %Hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and %ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients are calculated at the facility level, and then averaged for each county for the week listed. As such, this dashboard presents the average COVID-19 occupancy of hospitals in a given county, not the ratio of the total COVID-19 patients in a county and the total beds in a county.
%Hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients = Total adult and pediatric patients confirmed and suspected (7 day average) / Staffed Inpatient beds (7 day average)
%ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients = Total ICU adult patients confirmed (7 day average) /Staffed adult ICU beds (7 day average)
Our team has collaborated with healthcare journalists and data scientists on a Facility COVID PUF Community FAQ. Please find it here 
We acknowledge outstanding work by doctoral students Yi Zhu and Zach Levin of our team who made this visualization possible. 


Analysis of HHS Data

Click the buttons below to access the UMN COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project team's analysis of the weekly HHS data and key hospitalization metrics including occupancy by COVID-19 and all patients at Facility, City, County, and CBSA levels.  

If you reference these data, please cite this work as the "Analysis of HHS data by University of Minnesota Hospitalization Tracking Project". 


Data Analysis, January 8 - 14, 2021          Archived Data Analysis Documents



COVID-19 Hospitalizations by State

Data collected by the UMN COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project team from state websites.  

Dashboard launched April 6, 2020, 2:00 pm CST

View Data Sources      View Project Methodology 



Thank you to our donors United Health Foundation and the University of Minnesota Office of Academic Clinical Affairs for their generosity to support students on this project.