The Florida Department of Health will most likely add more deaths to Tuesday’s total, increasing it from zero. The state has done this in the past when it has added cases and deaths to previous days during the pandemic.
The last time the state saw no increase consistently, without backlogged deaths added later, was in early March of last year during the nascent days of the pandemic, according to CDC data supplied by the state.
In all, Florida has recorded at least 3,630,835 confirmed COVID cases and 58,143 deaths.
In the past seven days, on average, the state has added 120 deaths and 2,366 cases per day, according to Herald calculations of CDC data.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida
There were 2,730 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida, according to a Wednesday report by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which compiled data from 233 Florida hospitals. The number of hospitalized COVID patients dropped by 122 from Tuesday’s report, when 232 hospitals submitted data. This continues a trend of decreasing hospitalizations.
COVID-19 patients take up 5.09% of all inpatient beds in the latest report’s hospitals, compared to 5.33% in the previous day’s reporting hospitals.
Of the people hospitalized in Florida, 740 people were in intensive care unit beds, a decrease of 48. That represents about 11.81% of the state’s ICU hospital beds, the same from the previous day.Internet Explorer Channel Network