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Florida hospital capacity steady despite surge of Covid-19 cases

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Jul 29, 2020 - 07:59 AM

MAYORS AND CITIES – Florida’s statewide hospital bed availability was recorded at 21.93 percent on Tuesday despite the increase of more than 50, 000 new Covid-19 cases in five days, based on the record of the Agency for Health Care Administration.

The state has recorded a total of 441, 977 cumulative total or over 50, 000 increase from Thursday’s 389, 868.

The health agency reported 24, 917 resident hospitalizations as 8, 975 statewide are presently hospitalized for Covid-19.

Miami-Dade and Broward counties compose more or less a quarter of Florida’s total cases.

In Miami-Dade County alone, 2, 046 were admitted in the hospital with primary diagnosis of the infection.

Broward County, on the other hand, has 1, 285 hospitalized residents due to the virus.

While the statewide hospital bed availability is at 21.93 percent, the health department said it recorded 15.95 percent statewide availability for adult ICU beds on Tuesday.

In a statement aired on Fox News last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis explained that hospitals want to run ICUs at 88 to 90 percent full.

“An ICU is not a fixed product, if there’s expanded need then they can expand those types of services…” he said.

“There is capacity, obviously to deal with COVID, but it’s also important to note, COVID-19 is just a fraction of what these hospitals are doing every day,” he added.

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