FLORIDA: 50 Children Admitted To Hospitals For COVID On Friday

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HHS: 187 Children Hospitalized In Florida For COVID-19


BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher 

BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The latest report from the Department of Health and Human Services reveals that 50 children were admitted to hospitals in Florida on Friday for confirmed cases of COVID-19. HHS says that 29 children were admitted for “suspected” COVID, bringing the COVID pediatric admission total on Friday to 79.

There are now 187 hospitalized pediatric patients in Florida with confirmed COVID-19. Pediatric is generally defined in Florida as 18 or under.

Also in Florida, 2,158 adults were admitted to hospitals on Friday with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, while 303 were admitted for “suspected” COVID-19. The total of new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 adult cases requiring hospitalization in Florida on Friday is 2,461.

In total: 13,747 hospital beds in Florida are currently occupied with patients receiving COVID-19 treatment. 2,750 of those COVID-19 patients are receiving treatment in an ICU.

For all conditions, 48,560 hospital beds in Florida being used out of a total of 57,843.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stopped Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration from releasing daily numbers earlier this year. This data is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services which receives daily updates directly from 259 hospitals in the State of Florida.

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