Florida leads the country in children hospitalized with COVID
The Sunshine State leads the nation in another alarming coronavirus statistic: children hospitalized with COVID-19. Florida had 32 COVID-19 pediatric hospitalizations per day between July 24 and July 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adjusted for the population, this represents 0.76 children hospitalized per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest rate in the country. The Florida Department of Health reported 10,785 new COVID-19 infections in children under the age of 12 between July 23 and July 29. This represents an average of 1,540 new cases per day. [Source: Tampa Bay Times]
Florida receives $ 10.6 million for HIV prevention
Florida is receiving $ 10.6 million as part of a federal initiative called “Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States.” local communities. In Florida, the money will be split between seven counties: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Broward, Duval, Miami-Dade, Orange and Palm Beach. [Source: WUSF]
More Florida Hospitals Postpone Elective Surgeries
More Florida hospitals are postponing elective surgeries as COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state hit record highs. The average daily hospitalization rate for adults aged 18 to 39 in Florida has increased by about 150% over the past two weeks, according to data from the HHS. [Source: Becker’s Hospital Review]
Fried: Ministry of Agriculture to release daily COVID figures
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried plans her department to issue daily reports on COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations because the Florida Department of Health – under its political enemy, Governor Ron DeSantis – has shifted to provide this information once a week. Fried, the only statewide Democrat and candidate for governor in 2022, said she was still working on how information will be delivered, through press conferences, news releases. press or online publications. [Source: News Service of Florida]
Some nursing homes are seeing an increase in coronavirus cases among staff and residents as COVID-19 increases in Florida and vaccination rates lag. This leads to some changes in operations. Facilities in counties with high positivity rates test staff more frequently, according to Kristen Knapp, director of communications for the Florida Health Care Association, which represents more than 80% of nursing homes in the state. In some cases, that means switching from monthly testing to twice-weekly testing, depending on the level of community spread in the surrounding area. [Source: WJCT]
ALSO AROUND FLORIDA:
âºSarasota Memorial Hospital: No visitors due to COVID outbreak
Sarasota Memorial Hospital will begin a no-visitors policy on Monday in an effort to protect patients and staff from increasing cases of COVID-19. “We know how important visitor support is to our patients, but these new restrictions are for the protection of all,” Chief Medical Officer Dr James Fiorica said on Friday.
âºLee Health offers free telehealth emergency care visits
Due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Southwest Florida, Lee Health is making its Lee Telehealth service free until further notice, instead of the normal cost of $ 49 per visit. The Lee telehealth service connects patients directly with a physician or advanced provider and is available 24/7.
âºUF Health Jacksonville CEO is remembered as a communityâ bridge builder âand a loving father
Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr. was remembered on Saturday as a compassionate healer, loving father, man of faith and medic at the forefront of Jacksonville’s battle against COVID-19 that brought good -be patients and the community first. Amid their grief, her three children – Grant, Wesley and Nichelle – along with Haley’s longtime friends and colleagues shared their memories of the late CEO of UF Health Jacksonville during his funeral on Saturday morning.
âºMost hospitals are reluctant to impose vaccines on workers. That may soon change.
There is perhaps no better argument for employees of the Jackson Health System in Miami-Dade to be vaccinated against COVID-19 than the young nursing colleague who has been hospitalized with the disease for the past three weeks. “It makes it very real,” said Alix Zacharski, nurse and manager of the intensive medical care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. “It hits us now.”
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