U.S. COVID-19 Case Numbers Drop, Deaths Continue to Rise
COVID-19 cases in the U.S. hit their lowest level in three weeks, but deaths are on the rise.
More than 100,000 hospital beds are filled with COVID-19 patients across the country.
Doctors say cases dropping is a good sign for deaths and hospitalizations.
Both of those numbers tend to lag about two weeks behind case numbers.
Some states like Alabama and Georgia are desperately clinging to that hope as they deal with maxed-out ICU units.
Other hospitals are now facing staffing issues.
At one upstate New York hospital, dozens of maternity ward staffers quit because of vaccine mandates.
The FDA says they are hopeful that children as young as five will be eligible to get vaccinated by the end of 2021.