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Estimated Emergency and Observational/Quarantine Bed Need for the US Homeless Population Related to COVID-19 Exposure by County; Projected Hospitalizations, Intensive Care Units and Mortality

March 24, 2020

Dennis Culhane, Dan Treglia, Ken Steif, Randall Kuhn, and Thomas Byrne

This March, 2020 study estimates that COVID-19 is likely to cause at least 21,000 hospitalizations and 3,400 deaths among the 500,000 homeless single adults in the United States and includes a county-by-county estimate of additional shelter beds needed.