Early US cases of COVID-19 indicate treatment for the virus will require hospitalization for many affected adults of all ages. Data from China show a median hospital stay of 12 days, and recent projections (PDF) estimate an 8-day stay if critical care is not required and a 16-day stay, including 10 days in the intensive care unit (ICU), for the 30 percent of hospitalized patients expected to require critical care—durations in line with estimates for pneumonia admissions.

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