U.S. Covid-19 Hospital Admissions Near a Low, but New Risks Loom – The Wall Street Journal

A tangle of encouraging trends in the U.S. and concerning signs abroad are raising questions about the Covid-19 pandemic’s trajectory.

Counts of newly admitted Covid-19 patients in U.S. hospitals are nearing their lowest recorded level after any prior surge. The seven-day average for patients with confirmed and suspected Covid-19 cases admitted to hospitals slid to 6,406 by Wednesday, down from a record high that topped 28,000 in January, a Wall Street Journal analysis of federal data shows.