FHA mentioned it expects 60% of hospitals within the state to face a “critical staffing shortage” within the subsequent seven days.
Of these hospitalized with Covid-19, 21% are within the ICU and 13% are on ventilators, in keeping with FHA.
“Current hospitalizations and the growth rate continue to be extremely troubling,” Mary C. Mayhew, president and CEO of the Florida Hospital Association, mentioned within the assertion. “But vaccines work! The fact that less than 3% of current hospitalizations arrived from nursing homes and long-term care facilities shows the state’s focus on vaccinating and protecting Florida’s seniors and most vulnerable has worked.”
Data launched by FHA Tuesday is from a survey of hospitals accomplished August 2 and represents 82% of Florida’s acute care hospitals. Statewide knowledge is taken from the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
The circumstances are primarily in areas the place vaccination charges stay low, Zients mentioned at a briefing Monday.