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Using IHME COVID-19 case projection data, see the projected number of hospital beds by state that could be occupied by COVID-19 patients through 2020.
Begin by selecting the bed type. The choices are All Hospital Beds (including adult ICU) and Adult ICU beds.
Select a projection type which includes options of standard (mean), best case or worst case scenario.
Select a date by using the date slider.
Enter in the percent of beds that are occupied by non-COVID patients. The percentage you enter will change the projections for each state.
The resulting map shows the percentage of the selected beds that will be occupied out of all available beds. When you hover over a state in the map, the corresponding state's bell curve on the bottom will be highlighted so you can understand when/if that states bed occupancy will be greater than 100%.
Total beds were calculated by using data from the 2018 American Hospital Annual Survey and filling in missing data with data from the 2018 Medicare Cost reports. Total adult ICU beds were calculated by summing the med/surg ICU, cardiac ICU and other ICU bed fields from the 2018 AHA Annual Survey. If a hospital did not respond to the various bed questions in the 2018 AHA Annual Survey, we included their totals, where applicable, from either the 2017 or 2016 AHA Annual Survey.
Projection data is from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), United States COVID-19 Hospital Needs and Death Projections, Seattle, United States of America: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, 2020. For more information on IHME's estimation model framework, please visit https://www.healthdata.org/covid/updates.
Standard projection uses the mean number of national- and state-level COVID cases estimated by the IHME model. Best-case uses the lower bound of the IHME estimates, and worst-case uses the higher bound of the estimates.