Despite record COVID-19 hospitalizations, Florida’s governor says ‘admissions have slowed’ – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2021-08-04 08:31:54 –

Everglades National Park, Florida — Despite Another record day of COVID-19 hospitalization in FloridaGovernor Ron DeSantis emphasized on Tuesday that “hospital admission was delayed” and declared that the state would not “close.”

The US Department of Health and Human Services states that 11,515 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Florida on Monday, of which 2,400 were hospitalized in ICU beds.

Faced with that astonishing number, Desantis on Tuesday claimed that the blockade of the entire state “failed over and over again through this pandemic” and “they did not stop spreading.”

“When it comes to shutting down, we haven’t shut down,” DeSantis said. Press conference in Everglades National Park.. “We are planning to open a school. We are protecting all Floridian jobs in this state. We are protecting people’s small businesses.”

Florida recorded a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in just three days.

On Sunday, HHS reported: 10,593 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases of coronavirus. On Tuesday, that number was increased by 922 patients.

DeSantis acknowledged a “rapid” increase in visits to the emergency room for COVID-like illness (CLI) in July, but apparently rejected a record surge in hospitalization, instead “stagnation.” I insisted that I was doing it.

“We’re monitoring the CLI. It’s leveling off. Hospitalization is late. It doesn’t seem to have peaked yet, but I think it will settle down this week or next week,” said DeSantis. ..

Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, who opposes Desantis in the 2022 election, went to Twitter immediately on Tuesday and said the governor’s allegation that COVID-19 was delayed in hospitalization was simply “not true.” ..

The governor said Tuesday that the median age of COVID-19 patients is lower in Florida hospitals as more older people are vaccinated against the virus.

According to the Florida Department of Health, 85% of Floridians over the age of 65 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination as of July 29.

Between the ages of 12 and 39, only 49% have the highest percentage of vaccinated people.


COVID-19 vaccination rate in Florida on July 29, 2021.

At a press conference on Tuesday, DeSantis said his administration, which began in late December and early January, was the main factor in reducing COVID-19 mortality in Florida from 70% to 75% from the same period last year. Promoted the “Senior First” vaccination strategy. ..

The governor said nearly 25,000 fully vaccinated Floridians tested positive for COVID-19, but their symptoms were less severe.

“Yes, there are positive tests among vaccinated people. At the same time, the mortality rate and all its data are very, very clear,” said Desantis. “Of the many positive tests, we believe the mortality rate is much lower than the previous year. That’s important.”

DeSantis violently opposes all sorts of coronavirus-related restrictions in Sunshine, and White House spokesman Jen Psaki will do more on Monday to encourage the governor to vaccinate and wear masks. Prompted to. She proposed allowing the school district to require students to cover their faces, which Pusaki said was “not in Florida’s current state of play.”

“At some point, leaders will have to choose between following public health guidelines or politics,” Pusaki said. “And we certainly encourage all governors to follow public health guidelines.”

Psaki added that 20% of the new COVID-19 cases nationwide are in Florida.

This story was originally published by Matt Papaycik at the Scripps Station WPTV In Palm Beach, Florida.

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