Orlando, Florida (AP) — The day after recording the newest daily cases since the pandemic began, Florida broke the historical record of current hospitalizations on Sunday as the number of COVID-19 inpatients. The threshold of 1,000 people has been exceeded.
According to data reported to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 10,207 people were hospitalized in sunshine with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
According to the Florida Hospital Association, previous records were more than a year before July 23, 2020, more than half a year before vaccination began to spread when Florida was admitted 10,170.
Florida is currently the national leader in COVID-19 per capita hospitalization. Hospitals around the state have shown that patients are significantly aging, with reports that emergency room visitors must be placed in corridor beds.
Last week, Florida experienced an average of 1,525 adult hospitalizations per day and 35 pediatric hospitalizations per day. Both have the highest per capita rates in the country, according to Jason Salemi, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of South Florida.
Hospitalizations and cases increased as new, more contagious delta variants spread throughout Florida and residents returned to pre-pandemic activity.
“The recent rise has been remarkable and not surprising at all,” Salemi said in an email late Saturday.
Federal health data released on Saturday showed that Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily total in the state since the start of the pandemic. The latest figures were recorded on Friday and published on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website on Saturday. The numbers show how rapidly the number of cases is increasing in Sunshine. Only a day ago, Florida reported 17,093 new cases daily.
Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis resists compulsory mask obligations and vaccine requirements and, along with the Legislature, limits the ability of local civil servants to impose restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 Did. Friday’s DeSantis banned the school district from requiring students to wear masks when class resumes next month.
Throughout Florida, hospitals have been overwhelming, from Jacksonville to Miami to Tampa.
Barry Burton, Pinellas County Administrator, Said The Tampa Bay Times have indicated that due to capacity concerns, some local hospitals already have to divert ambulances to other locations.
Hospitals in Miami have seen a surprising increase in the number of children infected with the virus, many of whom require intensive care.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health in Hollywood had seven COVID-19 patients. At the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, there were 17 COVID-19 patients on Friday, six in the ICU and one on mechanical ventilation. Said Miami Herald.
About half of the patients were under the age of 12, and the rest were older and vaccinated, according to Mestre. However, none of the COVID-19 patients at Nicklaus Childrens on Friday were vaccinated. Most children infected with COVID-19 do not need to be hospitalized, according to Mestre.
In the emergency room at UF Health North Hospital in Jacksonville, a surge in visitors put COVID-19 patients back in bed in the hallway.
To many hospital staff, up to a month ago, it seemed that there was light at the end of the tunnel as people were vaccinated and hospitalizations were reduced. But then a summer surge with the new Delta variant hit Florida in July.
“In this case, the light turned out to be a train,” says Marsha Tittle, Nursing Manager at UF Health North. Said Florida Times Union. “We are accepting more patients than usual …. My staff is great. You go out there, they will have a smile on their faces, and they Do a great job, but there is a sense of defeat, just as they were defeated. “