In some parts of Florida, it can be dangerous to need medical care. According to the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, as of Tuesday more than four dozen hospitals across the state reported that their intensive care units were at capacity.
Fifty-four hospitals in 25 of the state’s 67 counties reported reaching their limit, and another 30 reported that their ICUs were more than 90% full. Across the state, only 17% of the 6,010 adult ICU beds remained available.
To quell fears, Florida Governor Ron Desantis tweeted:
“Hospitals are safe and Floridians in need of treatment shouldn’t avoid seeking care.”