BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — There is no need to panic yet, but the numbers are again becoming notable for COVID-19 in Florida.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services report for Thursday, which is based on Wednesday’s data, reveals that 1,556 beds are being used in the Florida’s hospitals for COVID-19 patients. Of those patients, 31 are pediatric — or under age 18.
On Wednesday, 218 adults were admitted to hospitals with “confirmed” COVID-19, while 181 were admitted with “suspected” COVID-19. Six children were admitted with “confirmed” COVID-19 while 23 were admitted with “suspected” COVID-19.
Fifteen people died in a Florida medical facility from COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Looking at all hospitals in Florida, 36 had a critical staffing shortage on Wednesday, and 60 expect to have a critical staffing shortage within the next week.
Omicron is not — as of now — being separated into its own category for Florida’s statistics.
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