HHS: Nearly 2,000 Dead From COVID-19 Over Just One Week In Florida.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The COVID death situation in Florida is not getting better. Over the past seven days, at least 1,935 have died from COVID-19 in Florida hospitals, according the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The seven day death average in Florida is now 276.
The death data, part of the daily “COVID-19 reported patient impact and hospital capacity by state” report filed by HHS as a public document, also reveals that 1,930 adults were newly admitted to Florida hospitals on Tuesday for COVID-19 treatment.
The number of pediatric COVID admissions for on Tuesday is 104.
There are now at least 14,948 adults hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida hospitals and medical facilities. The pediatric total is 229.
Intensive Care Units continue to be busy, with 3,353 COVID-19 patients, representing 33 percent of all ICU patients in the state.
The Florida Hospital Association says 18 percent of all hospitalized COVID patients, or 2,690, are so sick that they require ventilators to breathe.
At least 47 hospitals are reporting a critical staffing situation. 49 also expect a critical situation over the next seven days.
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