The CDC's COVIDView report showed the percentage of US fatalities attributed to flu, pneumonia or COVID-19 dropped for the ninth consecutive week to 6.9% for the week ending June 20, compared with 9.5% a week earlier. The overall COVID-19 hospitalization rate climbed to 98.4 per 100,000 people, while emergency and outpatient visits for COVID-19 symptoms remained stable in most regions, but rose in the Southeast, Southwest and South Central US.
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