Dozens of Florida Hospital ICUs Full as COVID-19 Rages

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.”

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  1. Geoff Seaman
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    • Informed American
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      Please see link in story, numbers came from Florida’s Health Administration Agency, which reported dozens of hospitals with full ICUs, as recounted in the story.

  2. Daryl
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    I’m amazed at the lack of actual reporting here since there is one fundamental question that is never asked or answered. How many of the “full capacity” ICU beds are actually because of Covid cases? The article (and subsequent link) goes into great details on the capacities and does everything it can to imply that the capacity is a result of Covid, but doesn’t actually say it. I’ve seen and heard reporters who actually looked deeper into these claims (imagine that!) to uncover that about 80-90% of the capacity is being used for normal (non-Covid) needs. So while the linked article is stating truths…it’s stating them in an manner which can only be described as a blatant attempt to drive a very specific political narrative/outcome.

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