RESP-NET, Respiratory Virus Hospitalization Surveillance Network

RESP-NET Interactive Dashboard

The Respiratory Virus Hospitalization Surveillance Network (RESP-NET) comprises three platforms that conduct population-based surveillance for laboratory-confirmed hospitalizations associated with COVID-19, Influenza, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) among children and adults. While RESP-NET does not collect data on all hospitalizations caused by respiratory illnesses, it can describe hospitalizations caused by three viruses that account for a large proportion of these hospitalizations. Surveillance is conducted through a network of acute care hospitals in select counties in 13 states. The surveillance platforms for COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV (known as COVID-NET, FluSurv-NET, and RSV-NET, respectively) cover more than 29 million people and include an estimated 8-10% of the U.S. population.

The rates presented on the RESP-NET interactive dashboard can be used to follow trends and compare COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV-associated hospitalization rates in different demographic groups including by age, sex, and race and ethnicity, and across seasons. Surveillance for COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV in RESP-NET relies on clinical testing ordered by a healthcare provider. Hospitalization rates are unadjusted and do not account for undertesting, differing provider or facility testing practices, and diagnostic test sensitivity. The true burden of COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV-associated hospitalizations in the United States may be greater than what is shown by these numbers.

RESP-NET hospitalization data are preliminary and subject to change as more data become available. Rates for recent hospital admissions are subject to reporting delays that might increase around holidays or during periods of increased hospital utilization. As new data are received each week, previous rates are updated accordingly.

To see further hospitalization data on each respiratory virus, click on the link:

See National Emergency Department Visits for a combined view of emergency department visit data for multiple respiratory conditions as tracked by the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP).

  1. Select a topic of interest
    To use the RESP-NET interactive dashboard, select a topic to see specific data trends. Topics include age group, race and ethnicity, sex, state, and season. Hospitalization rates can be viewed as weekly or cumulative rates.
  2. Select a filter of interest
    Data can be filtered by pathogen, age group, race and ethnicity, sex, season, and state. Filters vary by topic, as not all topics have filters available.
  3. Select different ways to view the data
    The data can be displayed in a graph, which is the default view, or as a table. Right click anywhere in the graph and select “Show as a table” for a tabular view. Hovering your mouse over or selecting a data point or bar in the graph will display detailed information. Some graphs allow you to hide or show data from the legend for detailed analysis.