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Hospital-Acquired CV-19

By May 22, 2023Commentary

A number of hospitalizations allegedly for CV-19, were actually either cases in which the person was admitted for another reason and happened to have CV-19 or in which the person got CV-19 in the hospital.  The state has avoided being forthcoming on this data because it wasn’t consistent with the terror campaign and lockdowns.  After significant pushing, some data became available.  Here are Dave’s final charts and notes on the topic.

Dave’s notes:

  1. These charts illustrate the number of Minnesota Covid hospital patients who are classified as having “Hospital Onset Covid”, defined as testing positive for Covid only after being hospitalized for 14 days for a non-Covid illness. This post is an update of the hospital onset Covid charts last published on 12/29/2022 here:
  2. The chart in Fig. 1 illustrates the total number of Covid hospital beds in use each day in Minnesota (blue curve), and the number of Hospital Onset Covid beds in use each day (orange curve). The number of Covid hospitalizations have been dropping steadily since the start of 202, with only the summer of 2021 having lower numbers of Covid hospitalizations. The number of hospital onset Covid hospitalizations has been dropping in 2023 as well.
  3. The chart in Fig. 2 illustrates the number of people with Hospital Onset Covid (orange curve) and the percentage of all Covid beds in use which were classified as Hospital Onset Covid (black curve). A new all-time high proportion of hospital onset Covid hospitalizations was set on 1/25/2023 at 10.2% of Covid hospitalizations. In recent weeks the proportion of hospital onset Covid has been running at 5% of all Covid hospitalizations, which has been fairly typical throughout the pandemic.
  4. The US Department of Health and Human Services publishes a database titled “COVID-19 Reported Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity by State Timeseries” here: This database, in Column 9, contains a number series named “hospital_onset_covid”, defined as “Total current inpatients with onset of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 fourteen or more days after admission for a condition other than COVID-19 in this state.” This data set for hospital onset covid, when filtered for Minnesota, and plotted.
  5. Note that the number of Hospital Onset Covid patients is the total number of patients who have been hospitalized for 14 days, then test positive for Covid, and are still hospitalized on any given day. This is not the number of patients per day who test positive for Covid after having been hospitalized for 14 days.
  6. Note also that Hospital Onset Covid patients are completely different from incidental Covid cases, where a  patient is admitted for a non-Covid condition and then immediately tests positive for Covid. It has been reported that as many as 50% to 75% of Covid hospitalizations were originally admitted for non-Covid illnesses (

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