As coronavirus cases rise in Florida, 43 ICUs reach capacity
Intensive care units in 43 Florida hospitals have reached capacity as the state grapples with a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, according to data released Tuesday by the state’s Agency for Health Administration.
The hospitals are spread throughout 21 counties, which include Miami-Dade, Orange, Broward and Hillsborough. Another 32 hospitals have seen capacity in their ICUs dwindle to 10 percent.
Florida reported another 7,347 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to nearly 214,000 infections. Sixty-three additional deaths were also reported, for a total of 3,841.
“I know we always have a concern about beds and what is available in the county for our residents,” Dr. Raul Pino, the health officer at the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, said during a press briefing Monday. “Although we have seen an increase in …continued .
[Source: Fox News]