Hospitalizations is the key and probably one answer we have never gotten the truth on since the start.Erie County COVID update: from the Erie Times-News today
Cases in December -- 6210
Cases in January (so far) -- 8774 (gross underestimate paper admits)
Hospitalizations as of Tuesday 146 (highest level ever)
ICU admissions not reported but "increased at a lower rate and less use of high flow O2"
Number of patients on ventilators -- 10 (nearly doubled from some unspecified previous time)
Deaths in December -- 71
Deaths so far in January -- 4
Out of 146 (highest level ever) how many went to the hospital because of covid complications and how many went to the hospital with/for something else and tested positive while they were there?