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Florida Children Sick: Hospitals Admit Another 103 For COVID On Friday

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Nearly 16,000 Adults In Florida Currently Hospitalized For COVID-19.

Florida Concern: 85 Percent Of All Hospital Beds Now In Use.

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Another 103 children were admitted to hospitals for COVID-19 treatment on Friday, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Of those 103 kids under age 18, 56 have “confirmed” COVID-19 and 47 have “suspected” COVID-19. The total number of pediatric patients in Florida hospitals now for COVID-19 treatment is 221.

Adults continue to clog hospitals as well. HHS reports that 2,291 new adult admissions for COVID-19 were logged Friday across hospitals in Florida, while 303 adults were admitted for “suspected” COVID-19.

That brings the total number of adults currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida to 15,879.

Across the state, 41 hospitals are reporting a critical staffing shortage, with 46 expecting a critical staffing shortage over the next week.

Of a total 59,647 hospital beds available in Florida, 50,973 are now in use, representing 85.45 percent.

The data provided by the CDC and HHS is based on reports from roughly 260 hospitals in Florida. As previously reported, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blocked Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration from continuing with its daily practice of reporting localized hospital occupancy data in early summer. DeSantis also stopped Florida’s Department of Health from issuing daily reports on infections and deaths. That data is also now provided by federal agencies.

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