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Although COVID infection rates are arguably becoming a less useful metric because of low-viral load positive tests, hospitalizations remain an important indicator of community threat. This map from the Centers for Disease Control looks at new COVID hospitalizations per 100 available hospital beds over the last week. The counties shown in blue are near or exceeding local hospital capacity. (The counties shown in gray lack sufficient data because of state reporting limitations.) covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view
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