Hospitals Also Admit 100 Pediatric Patients For COVID-19.
In Florida Hospitals, 208 COVID Patients Died On Sunday, According To HHS.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The bad COVID-19 situation in Florida remains, in a word, bad, based on data released Monday morning by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
According to HHS, 2,061 adults were admitted to Florida hospitals on Sunday with “confirmed” COVID-19. Another 265 adults were admitted with “suspected” COVID-19. The total number of adults admitted on Sunday with a COVID-19 issue: 2,326. There are 15,486 adults currently hospitalized in Florida with “confirmed” COVID-19.
The pediatric situation also remains troubling. In Florida, 59 children under age 18 were admitted for “confirmed” COVID-19, while 41 were admitted to a Florida hospital with “suspected” COVID-19. The total number of pediatric COVID-19 admissions on Sunday: 100. The total number of pediatric patients being treated in a Florida hospital for “confirmed” COVID-19 is now 170
Hospital intensive care units remain full of COVID-19 patients in Florida, with HHS reporting that 3,340 “confirmed” and “suspected” COVID-19 patients are in Florida ICUs. The total number of ICU patients logged Sunday by HHS is 6,164, meaning that 54.18 percent of all ICU patients in Florida are being treated for COVID-19.
HHS also reports that 208 COVID patients died in Florida hospitals on Sunday.
We note that there is dispute between how the State of Florida and federal agencies are reporting deaths on a daily basis, although there is no dispute about the total. At issue: whether deaths should be backdated to the actual date of death, or whether they should be reported on the day they are logged by a governmental agency. For HHS purposes, deaths are reported by Florida hospitals on the day the patient died.
At least 40,584 people have died in Florida from COVID-19.
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