While DeSantis Declares Victory, Floridians Still Sick, Dying. Florida Death Count Now 36,924.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — While Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues his COVID-19 victory tour and tweets about “following the science,” nearly 2000 Florida residents remain hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. The pandemic is not over in the Sunshine State.
As of 6:45 Thursday morning, the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration reports that 1,832 people are hospitalized with COVID effects serious enough to require around the clock care.
In Palm Beach County, 105 people are hospitalized. In Miami-Dade, it’s 291. Broward County reports 222.
While the numbers are certainly lower than past months, the reality is that COVID continues be a Florida problem. 1,261 new cases were recorded on Tuesday — roughly 10,000 over the past week.
COVID deaths also continue to be logged by the Florida Department of Health. At least 2,327,989 people in Florida have tested positive for COVID-19, while 36,294 have died.
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