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In recent days, however, evidence has emerged that overall hospitalization data may not tell a straightforward story, either. Hospitals across the country have reported key differences in this latest surge of patients. In some facilities, a large share of positive patients were initially admitted for other maladies and their covid infections were discovered incidentally. Some, including New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, have said hospitals should report how many patients are hospitalized for their covid symptoms vs. those whose infections are secondary.