HHS Says 236 COVID Deaths Logged Tuesday In Florida.
Nearly 17,000 Adults In A Florida Hospital For COVID-19.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Florida continues to be a sick state with hospitalizations for COVID-19 remaining extremely high on a daily basis. A total of 16,886 adults are now hospitalized in Florida for COVID-19, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
On Tuesday alone, 2,638 adults were admitted to a hospital in Florida for COVID-19 care. And additional 238 adults were admitted for “suspected” COVID-19, which means they show signs or symptoms, but a positive COVID test had not yet been returned but the time the data was provided to the federal government.
Of adults hospitalized, 3,610 are so sick that they are in a hospital’s intensive care unit. Now 57 percent of all ICU patients are suffering from COVID-19.
HHS says 57 children under age 18 were admitted in Florida on Tuesday with “confirmed” COVID-19, while 36 with suspected COVID-19 were hospitalized. The day’s total: 97. The total number of children currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Florida is now 210.
HHS reported 236 deaths from COVID-19 in Florida on Tuesday.
The hospital situation continues to be concerning. HHS says 43 hospitals reported a critical staffing shortage on Tuesday, while 45 expect to experience a critical staffing shortage over the next week.
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