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In Florida, over 40 hospitals max out ICU capacity amid coronavirus surge

ORLANDO, Fla. - A surge of coronavirus cases in Florida has maxed out dozens of intensive care units (ICUs) at hospitals around the state, following an attempt by local officials to institute a phased reopening of the economy.Over 40 hospitals are now hitting their limit with regard to ICU capacity, according to a CNBC News report.This news comes on the same day that Florida reportedly announced its second-highest one-day COVID-19 infection rate.“We’re putting ourselves at risk and other people aren’t willing to do anything and in fact go the other way and be aggressive to promote the disease,” Dr.

Andrew Pastewski, who serves as ICU medical director at Jackson South Medical Center, told Reuters. "It’s just disheartening."Palm Beach

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