229 Children Now Hospitalized In Florida For COVID-19 Care.
More Than 16,000 Adults Hospitalized Now In Florida For COVID-19.
BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ poll numbers reportedly drop, the COVID-19 death count continues to rise. While it’s unclear if the two are related, data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services shows that Florida remains in very bad shape with COVID-19.
HHS says 2,362 adults in Florida were newly admitted to hospitals for COVID-19 care on Thursday. Separately, 110 children under age 18 were newly admitted.
There are now 16,228 adults hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida. The pediatric count is 229.
Of 6,870 ICU beds currently staffed in Florida, 3,657 are being treated for COVID-19. That represents 53 percent of all ICU patients.
Out of the roughly 260 Florida hospitals reporting data, 51 are experiencing a critical staffing shortage, while 54 expect to experience a critical staffing shortage within the next week.
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