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Florida Hospital Bed Availability Varies By County

Jun 28, 2020
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National Institutes of Health

About 76 percent of the state’s hospital beds and about 79 percent of adult intensive-care unit beds were occupied Friday as Florida faces a continuing surge in COVID-19 cases, according to information posted online by the state Agency for Health Care Administration.

AHCA Secretary Defends ICU Capability, Reporting Changes

Jun 24, 2020
AHCA secretary Mary Mayhew
NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

Florida has more intensive-care unit capability than a state website indicates, a top health-care regulator said Tuesday, as the DeSantis administration defended a decision to change how hospitals report available ICU beds to the state.

Tampa General Hospital
Tampa General Hospital

Though a state dashboard shows some hospitals are nearing capacity, Gov. Ron DeSantis and health care executives from around Florida said Friday there are more than enough hospital beds to deal with a surge in COVID-19 cases.