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CRITICAL CONDITION: Florida ICU’s At Dangerous Levels

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DeSantis Plays On As Hospitals Fill Up

As COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths soar, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spent Wednesday night posing for unmasked photos with referees at a high school football game in Tallahassee. (Photo: Florida Governor’s Office).

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Florida’s available ICU capacity as of 6 a.m. Thursday is just 16.7-percent, a dangerously low level as COVID-19 infections continue to soar across the state. Health officials say ICU availability under 25 percent is a problem.

5,147 people in Florida are currently hospitalized with “a primary diagnosis of COVID-19,” according to Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration.

In Broward County, ICU availability is just 17.36-percent. In Miami-Dade County only 13.66-percent of ICU beds are available. ICU availability is slightly better In Palm Beach County where ACA reports a 28.8-percent availability.

Statewide, 5,099 ICU beds are currently in use with just 1,022 ICU beds remaining available.

As infection and hospitalization numbers soar across the state, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spent Wednesday night at a high school football game, posing for photos with unmasked referees in Tallahassee. He then “Tweeted” the photo which led to several responses, including, “Great job following social distancing and mask guidelines. You lead by example like few others will. A true model for the children. Only 20k dead in Florida from COVID. Looks like you might to 100k. Keep up the tremendous work!”


Wrote another Twitter follower: “YOU. ARE. EVIL.”


And another: “What stunning darkness lives within the man who calls himself a Christian. In truth, he’s a corrupt, mass-murdering sociopath who hurried evidence of his failure to protect the citizens of Florida: ONLY TO PROTECT TRUMP.”


Paul Saperstein


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