COVID hospitalizations up 16% across U.S.

Photo by: Centers for Disease Control
Photo by: Centers for Disease Control

(Washington, DC) -- Vice President Harris returns to work today after recovering from COVID.

She was cleared with a negative test and will be wearing a mask. This comes as hospitalizations are up 16-percent nationwide, with 38 states reporting an increase. New York is one of them, moving into a higher risk level.

Experts predict the South will see surges this summer and the North by winter.

The death toll is also expected to hit one-million this month.