He quickly listed the occupancy in each hospital. Six exceeded full capacity, with one at 123% for adults. Nearby wall-mounted screens transmitting data from the hospital showed that more than 90 patients, some with Covid-19, some were looking for other beds they needed One had been waiting more than two days. Miami-Dade County, Florida's most populous county, is seeing unprecedented case numbers, making it difficult for hospitals to meet demand.
AP) Florida hospitals full of COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and placing beds in conference rooms, an auditorium, and a cafeteria. In the middle of the week, Mississippi had only six intensive care beds open in the entire state. The federal government is now sending 200 respirators, 100 breathing devices and other related supplies to the state, according to NBC News, to help Florida health officials respond to record numbers of hospitalizations. In Central Florida, AdventHealth hospitals had 1,350 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Thursday, the highest number in history.
In Georgia, more than two dozen hospitals said this week they have had to turn away patients, as the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 has risen to 2,600 across the state. Covid patients now occupy nearly 200 of Tampa General Hospital's 1,041 beds as of Tuesday, according to data provided by the hospital, which serves west Florida and the greater Tampa Bay region. Coronavirus hospitalizations are rising again as the most contagious delta variant breaks out across the country, forcing medical centers to return to a crisis situation just a few weeks after many closed their COVID-19 wards and field hospitals and abandoned other emergency measures. Florida hospitals are now being pushed to the limit with ICU beds filling up and providers struggling to find enough staff to care for patients as the state fights one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in the country, driven by the highly contagious delta variant.