Florida Hospitals Face Staffing Shortages Amid COVID Spike

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Forty-nine Florida hospitals reported captious staffing shortages connected Monday and 51 hospitals were anticipating shortages wrong the week arsenic the authorities continues to pb the federation successful the percent of inpatients with COVID-19, according to information posted by the U.S. Department of Health Human Services.

Florida had 17,143 COVID-19 infirmary admissions reported by 257 hospitals. It led the federation successful the percent of hospitalized patients with COVID-19, astatine much than 35 percent.

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The swell successful the fig of hospitalizations is owed to the dispersed of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.

The hospitalizations are occurring mostly successful unvaccinated people. Hospitals study the information to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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The Florida Department of Health connected Friday published a play COVID-19 study that showed Florida had totaled 3,027,954 cases since the pandemic started successful aboriginal 2020, an summation of 150,740 cases from the erstwhile week’s report.

The decease toll successful Florida had climbed to 42,252 deaths arsenic of Thursday, an summation of 1,486 from the erstwhile week.

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