The share of intensive care unit patients with Covid-19 in the US has been steadily increasing each week since the end of September, according to a CNN analysis of data published Monday by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
About 16% of ICU patients had Covid-19 at the end of September, 22% at the end of October and 35% at the end of November.
Last week, nearly 40% of patients in ICUs across the country had Covid-19, the data shows.
The United States reported Sunday the fourth highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began, according to the Covid Tracking Project (CTP).
This was the twenty-sixth consecutive day that the US has remained above 100,000 current hospitalizations.
More on the data: The Health Department dataset aggregates hospital utilization data each Friday through Thursday and reports weekly averages for each facility.
The data is preliminary and excludes hospitals for which data was suppressed due to small counts.