MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Staffing shortages proceed to stay a interest for Florida hospitals, arsenic astir 94 percent of the state’s big intensive-care portion beds are occupied.
That’s according to information posted Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Forty-seven hospitals crossed the authorities reported having captious staffing shortages, and 59 hospitals reported anticipating captious staffing shortages by the extremity of the week.
The staffing shortages and occupied ICU beds are driven by an summation successful hospitalizations caused by the rampant dispersed of the delta variant of the coronavirus.
Hospitals reported that 17,088 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 79 pediatric patients and 2,121 big patients who were hospitalized Monday with confirmed oregon suspected COVID-19 infections.
In South Florida, crossed Baptist Health South Florida hospitals, determination were 941 patients who person tested affirmative for COVID-19 oregon are awaiting trial results arsenic of Monday.
Jackson Health System reported its hospitals were caring for 445 patients who person tested affirmative for COVID-19.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has been opening state-supported monoclonal antibody attraction centers for radical who person tested affirmative for COVID-19. DeSantis contends that the treatments, which springiness a boost to people’s immune systems, volition assistance instrumentality unit disconnected hospitals.
Meanwhile, the state’s largest doc and infirmary associations person joined forces successful creating nationalist work announcements that promote residents to get vaccinated.
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