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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Pediatric COVID-19 crisis is showing no signs of ending, with 86 children under age 18 admitted to a hospital for COVID care in Florida on Monday. Of those 86, 50 have confirmed COVID-19, and 36 have “suspected” COVID-19, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

There are now a total of 222 children under age 18, hospitalized in Florida COVID-19.

The adult situation continues to be bleak. Florida hospitals admitted 2,075 adults on Monday with confirmed COVID-19, and 260 with “suspected” COVID-19. The total number of adults currently in Florida hospitals being treated for COVID-19 is 16,832.

Of 6,240 ICU beds currently in used in Florida, 3,550 are being used for COVID-19 patients. That’s 56.89 percent.

HHS reports 44 hospitals in Florida now have a critical staffing shortage, with 45 expecting to experience a critical staffing shortage within the next week.

Florida’s COVID-19 death count is now 41,123.

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