Florida hits record coronavirus one-day death toll, 54 hospitals at full ICU capacity
The figure marks the most deaths announced in the state in a 24-hour period, though not all the deaths necessarily occurred in that time frame.
Health officials also reported 9,194 new virus cases on Tuesday.
So far a total of 4,409 deaths and 291,629 cases have been reported in Florida, according to the state health department.
Intensive care unit capacity data from the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration, which is constantly being updated, confirmed the dire situation.
As of Wednesday morning, the agency reported that 54 hospitals with adult intensive care units were at full capacity.
Statewide, officials reported a 17 percent availability of adult ICU capacity. There was a 39 percent availability listed in pediatric ICUs.