According to data obtained from the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the Kovid-19 hospital in Florida has increased 79% since July 4.
On July 4, the state recorded 5,022 Kovid-19 patients in Florida, AHCA data shows. On Saturday, the AHCA reported 8,974 Kovid-19 patients at the hospital, an increase of 79% since Independence Day.
Saturday’s data shows a decrease in 241 patients from Friday, when the number of patients in hospitals on Friday was 9,215, AHCA data shows.
According to the AHCA, the agency began collecting data on 4 July; But only till July 10, the hospitalization data was made public.
Health care system under stress: According to AHCA data, fifty hospitals in Florida have reached the capacity of intensive care unit and no ICU beds are available.
The capacity has eight hospitals in Miami-Dade County and six of them in Broward County, AHCA data show.
According to the AHCA, 10% or less ICU capacity is available in the other 42 hospitals.
To note: According to the AHCA, Florida hospitalization figures include only those patients for whom Kovid-19 is the primary cause of admission and care.
Therefore, patients who are already in hospital for other procedures and have tested positive for coronavirus are excluded from the state.