The rate of coronavirus hospitalization among adults in the United States dropped to 4.4% for the first time in 2017, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The lowest rate of hospitalization in 2017 was in March of 2018, at 4.2%.
While the rate of death was down slightly, the death rate among the 1.9 million adults who died in 2017 is still the second highest in the country.
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 declined from 1.3 million to 1.1 million in 2017.
The overall death rate from the virus is down from a peak of 972,000 deaths in February 2018.
In the 10 states that have experienced a rise in the rate during 2017, New Hampshire has the highest rate of COVID deaths.
The state saw its coronaviruses rates fall from more than 50,000 in March 2018 to 35,000 at the end of that year.
The New Hampshire state health department said in a statement that the decrease in COVID cases in New Hampshire is due to more people reporting their health problems, which has reduced the likelihood of new infections.
This was a “good sign” that the state is on the mend, said Dan Sullivan, the health commissioner.
The coronaviral disease that causes COVID is spread through contact with the virus, coughing, sneezing and touching the skin.
Some people can be infected by coughing, but it is not clear whether this is the reason COVID has risen in New England.
The rate is still much higher than the national average of 0.2 cases per 100,000 people, according in CDC data.
The CDC said the state health agency is working with coronaviropsies to reduce the spread of the disease.
In 2018, the state recorded an average of 14,927 new cases, up from 11,531 the previous year.
New Hampshire recorded its highest death rate in more than 40 years, when 2,099 died from COVID in the state.
The governor has promised to work with the state’s health department to increase funding for prevention programs and education.
He also has pledged to invest in state hospitals to treat the thousands of coronovirus cases and fatalities that occur every year.