Despite the situation, Governor Ron DeSantis refused to mandate a mask-wearing mandate, as he believed it should be an individual decision. He also said that the economy can no longer be closed.
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“We’ve never seen such an uptick in patients,” Dr. Mark Knapp, medical chief of Memorial Healthcare System, said at a news conference in Hollywood on Wednesday.
Napp said they have added 250 beds to the six chain hospitals in Broward County.
And unlike the outbreaks from May to August last year, when many infected people tried to avoid hospitals for fear of contracting the virus, patients with other illnesses are now seeking treatment, too, Knapp said.
On Wednesday, there were more than 1,600 hospitalized people in the system’s facilities, when there are usually no more than 1,400 at any one time.
“Memorial has never seen such a large number of patients,” Knapp said. “The number of people who show up at the same time. There is a limited number of beds, doctors and nurses.”
Across Florida, more than 12,000 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday, nearly 2,500 of them in intensive care units. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported there were more than 50,000 cases in Florida in three days, bringing the seven-day average to one of the highest levels since the pandemic began. The state has recorded more than 2.6 million cases and 39,179 deaths in total.
“We want [masks] To be a parent’s choice.” — Anita Whitby Davis, mother of two and parental liaison pic.twitter.com/IVFhs9hvhV
– Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 31, 2021
Governor Ron DeSantis has refused to implement the CDC’s recommendation that everyone wear a mask indoors until more vaccination sites are enabled. The Republican president says the decision to use a mask or get vaccinated must be individualized and it is important to keep the economy open.
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