Map tracks rising COVID-19 hospitalizations in areas.

Concerns arise due to new variants and relaxed precautions.

hospitalizations remain lower than 2022 peaks.

CDC's weekly map reports a 7.71% increase in new admissions.

Counties categorized by severity: orange for high, yellow for medium, green for low increases.

Texas, Mississippi, Virginia, and more see high increases (orange).

Florida, Arkansas, New York, Alabama, and Montana note medium increases (yellow).

National hospitalizations in 2022 were over 31,000.

Some states resist reimposing mask mandates despite rising cases.

Ongoing monitoring crucial for understanding COVID-19 trends and variants.