Covid hospitalization hot spots across the U.S., in five charts

Covid-19 hospitalizations are once again ticking upward after a lull in October and early November, with tens of thousands more people filling hospital beds across the country in the past two weeks.

The increase is particularly noticeable in certain mid-Atlantic states. As of Friday Jan. 21, Washington, D.C.’s population-adjusted rate is highest in the nation, followed by Delaware and New York.

States in the South and West are seeing the largest change in hospitalizations in the past two weeks.

Track the hardest-hit states with this NBC News analysis of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Covid hospitalizations data. This article will be updated daily.