Florida is showing improvement in COVID-related hospitalizations

DORAL, FL – COVID-related hospitalizations are at the lowest level in over a year within Florida, says the Florida Hospital Association.

According to the organization’s findings, hospitalizations now represent only 20% of the peak observed in July 2020, while around 33% of total hospital capacity is available. 

“Vaccinations are up. New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are down. It’s that simple,” said FHA President Mary Mayhew. She also reminded people that getting a COVID-19 shot “offers the best protection” against the disease.

Her statement match with that of President Joe Biden that on Wednesday announced his administration will take June as the “national month of action”. His purpose for this nation is that at least 70% of U.S. adults had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 160 million adults are fully vaccinated by July 4th.

“I don’t want to see the country that is already divided be divided in a new way: between places where people live free from fear of Covid and places, when the fall arrives, deaths and severe illnesses return,” Biden said from the White House. “The vaccine is free, safe and effective.”

For now, it seems Floridians are getting the message with 10,365,752 people vaccinated in the state, according to the Florida Department of Health website.

Vaccinations fuel the positive scenario the state is going through, according to experts. As of Wednesday, June 2nd, there  were roughly 1,842 COVID-related hospitalizations in Florida.

In addition, state’s hospitalizations have declined 19% in the last two weeks and remain 38% lower than one month ago, as per the FHA’s data. 

Also in the right path is the rate of positivity from COVID-19 testing, which stands at 3.89%, down  from 6.16% at the beginning of May.

 

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