Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says hospitalizations due to the coronavirus are on the rise across the country.

  • “Arizona hit 1,000 hospitalizations yesterday. Florida hit a high number of hospitalizations. They turned over about 1,400 cases, the highest number since April 17. We’re seeing hospitalizations go up in Tennessee, in Texas, in Georgia, in North Carolina, Minnesota, obviously.”
  • Hospitalizations are increasing in Wisconsin and Ohio as well.
  • He noted that hospitalizations are a “lagging indicator” that represent infections that occurred weeks ago, “but are more objective” than diagnosed cases, which are tied to how much testing is being done.