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Pediatric Numbers Rising, Adults Sick…38 Florida Hospitals With Critical Staffing Shortages…

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The pediatric problem in Florida continues with another 57 children being admitted to hospitals on Saturday with confirmed COVID-19.

The Department of Health and Human Services reports 27 children were admitted with “suspected” COVID on Saturday, bringing the total of new pediatric COVID-19 admission in Florida to 84. There are now at least 250 pediatric patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida.

Pediatric is generally defined in Florida as age 18 or under.

HHS reports that 2,122 adults in Florida were admitted to a hospital with confirmed COVID-19, and 286 adults admitted with “suspected” COVID-19. The total number of adults hospitalized in Florida with “confirmed and suspected COVID-19” is 13,603.

Combining all COVID and non-COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida, 47,813 hospital beds in Florida are now in use out of a total of 57,446.

38 hospitals in Florida are experiencing a critical staffing shortage.

Released by Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration during much of the pandemic, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis several months ago blocked Florida agencies from releasing realt-time hospital data and COVID infection data. The data is now released by the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS receives its data from roughly 260 Florida hospitals that report information daily.

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