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2,065 Adults Admitted For COVID On Wednesday, 47 Children.

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — While Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to deny that hospitals are filling up, the raw data released by the Department of Health and Human Services reveals that DeSantis may have a counting issue.

Of 59,423 hospital beds available in the State of Florida, 50,002 are in use as of 10 a.m. Thursday. Of the 261 hospitals reporting data, only 9,421 beds are available.

Statewide, 12,888 beds are currently being used COVID-19 patients, with 2,065 COVID patents admitted on Wednesday.

Also admitted Wednesday: 47 children with confirmed COVID-19. 26 additional children were admitted with “suspected” COVID.

The ICU data is also bleak. Of 5,944 people in Florida ICU units, 2,568 are there for confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

Statewide, 39 hospitals have a “critical” staffing shortage.

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