Covid Summary for 2023

By John L Elliott MS

This post is a quick 2023 Year end summary for SARS-CoV-2 in the United States from CDC weekly data.   Significantly, I decided to process the CDC weekly data from the CDC Website.   As my mentor John Neal PhD said, generally look at the simple statistics first.  Accordingly, I downloaded the CDC weekly data into Excel.  Afterwards, I then began processing the numbers to get the easy to understand averages.

Descriptive Statistics 2023 Year End Summary for SARS-CoV-2

Total admissions to US Hospitals for COVID 2023

  • Total  admissions       875,681
  • Average per week   17,170.22
  • Average per Month 72,973.42

By Month

  • January      142,047
  • February    102,545
  • March           78,054
  • April              65,614
  • May               35,378
  • June              27,440
  • July               27,440
  • August          55,776
  • September   97,480
  • October        65,361
  • November    68,758
  • December    99,935

Since The Beginning of  SARS-CoV-2

  • Total Hospitalization  6,622,268
  • Total Deaths                1,163,040

CDC total summary graph

Epidemiology Summary for 2023

Here are the trends from the data.  It appears that the bad months are August to April.   The light months are May to July.  Therefore from the data the fall and winter months see increases in Covid cases.

Going into 2024

The following trends are noted:

  • Positive last Week December 30    up   .7%
  • Emergence room admissions          up 12%
  • Hospital admissions                         up 16.7%
  • Deaths                                               up  10%

Current active variants are JN.1 and HV.1

What CDC is doing about SARS-CoV-2 Variant JN.1

Furthermore the CDC will continue to track JN.1 and other variants, working closely with partners around the world, to provide the latest information.  Moreover, it’s a great time to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine.   Please get vaccinated, because if you haven’t already been vaccinated  specifically the data suggests the next three months are going to be difficult this winter into spring.  Per the data, the trend for infections will increase in the coming weeks.