ICU Percentage Used For COVID-19 Patients Increases.
BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — While many in Florida deny that COVID even exists, another 260 people died in Florida hospitals from COVID on Monday, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
The total death count in Florida just passed 43,000.
Also on Monday: 2,121 adults were admitted to Florida hospitals for COVID-19 care, while 79 children under age 18 were admitted for COVID-19 care.
The current totals, according to HHS: 16,878 adults are currently hospitalized in Florida with a diagnosis of COVID-19; 210 children, under age 18, are hospitalized for COVID-19.
The ICU situation continues to be bad. HHS reports 3,602 adults are currently in a Florida ICU in need of critical COVID care. That represents 56 percent of all ICU beds in use — a slight increase from yesterday.
Of the roughly 260 hospitals reporting data to HHS, 47 in Florida experienced a critical staffing shortage on Monday. 47 Expect to experience a critical staffing shortage over the next week.
BocaNewsNow.com expects to have local data later on Tuesday. The Palm Beach County order, requiring local hospitals to report specific data points, went into effect on Monday. The first round of data should be available Tuesday afternoon.
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