More than two dozen people were hospitalized in the United States in 2018 with a number of them in critical condition, the CDC reported on Tuesday.
The number of fatalities rose slightly to 18, the lowest since at least 2006.
In its first tally since September 2018, the government’s National Center for Health Statistics said the number of deaths from coronavirus cases in the U.S. rose to 6,084, from 5,845 in 2017.
That’s the highest since the CDC began tracking the data in 2008.
The CDC said coronaviruses are spread through contact with bodily fluids and aerosols.
The virus has spread across the country, with many people reporting symptoms of the illness.
More than 7.3 million Americans have been infected with the virus, which was first detected in the Pacific Northwest in December.
There have been about 18,000 deaths, the highest death toll since at the beginning of the pandemic.