TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida reported 18,608 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to data updated Tuesday on the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Florida now has had more than 3.25 million cases of COVID-19 among residents since the pandemic started in early 2020.READ MORE: ‘Treating Those Immigrants Like Dogs’: North Miami Mayor Sickened By Images Of Border Patrol Agents Using Whips To Corral Haitian Immigrants
Meanwhile, more than one out of every three patients hospitalized in Florida has COVID-19, according to data maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.READ MORE: ‘Such A Demonic Spirit’: 70-Year-Old Man Stabbed In Random Attack At Miramar Plaza
More than half of the intensive care unit beds in the state are being occupied by patients with COVID-19.
Forty-nine Florida hospitals reported anticipating critical-care shortages by the end of the week. The 15,682 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday, however, were down nearly 9 percent from last Wednesday, when there were 17,164 COVID-19 hospitalizations.MORE NEWS: Florida Cabinet Approves 13-Mile Extension Of Dolphin Expressway
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