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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Broward Health announced Wednesday they will begin limiting the number of visitors entering its hospitals to protect caregivers and patients from the possible spread of COVID-19.

The changes will take effect starting Thursday and will continue until further notice, officials said.

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Patients will be allowed one designated visitor a day. Pediatric patients will be allowed two.

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Broward Health said it currently has 122 COVID-positive patients across its four hospitals.

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“The numbers nationally – and here in our own hospitals – clearly demonstrate that this is now primarily a pandemic of the unvaccinated. In the past two weeks our COVID patient volume has doubled, but with the exception of a few cases, they are all individuals who’ve unfortunately chosen to not receive the vaccine,” said Joshua Lenchus, D.O., interim chief medical officer of Broward Health. “The vaccine is 95% effective, is safe and is the best means by which you can be protected from COVID-19. Please, if you haven’t already, get vaccinated!” Team