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(Bloomberg) -- Miami-Dade County, Florida’s most populous, reported the highest numbers of Covid-19 hospitalizations, intensive-care patients and ventilator use since at least early May.
The county said Tuesday that it has 1,202 people with Covid-19 in hospitals, an increase of 53 from a day earlier. The number of virus patients in intensive-care unit beds rose to 245 from 236, according to a. There are 103 Covid-19 patients on ventilators, up from 90 a day earlier.
The number of available ICU beds dropped to 459 from 473 a day earlier, but remains broadly in line with the trend over the past two weeks. The county also has 526 beds that can be converted into ICU beds.
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© LUCAS BARIOULET / AFP A medical team takes care of a patient with Covid-19, in the intensive care unit of the Franco-Britanninque hospital in Levallois-Perret, on 9 April 2020. France has registered 30 new deaths due to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, which brings the toll since March 1 to 29,843 deaths, announced Tuesday, June 30, the Directorate General of Health.
Speaking Tuesday from Juno Beach, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis again ruled out new restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. He said businesses weren’t fueling the spread, but rather younger Floridians in social settings.
“We’re not going back, closing things,” DeSantis said. “I don’t think that that really is what’s driving it.”
Miami-Dade has cautioned that some of Friday’s data was partially skewed by the addition of facilities that hadn’t previously been reporting. On that day, the county added 113 patients reported by the new facilities. But even after adjusting accordingly, the county would still be at the highest Covid-19 hospitalization since early May, when Bloomberg began tracking the data.
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Miami-Dade County, Florida’s most populous, will start requiring masks in all public spaces. © Photographer: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images North America MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - JUNE 10: An aerial drone view as beachgoers take advantage of the opening of South Beach on June 10, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Miami-Dade county and the City of Miami opened their beaches today as the area eases restrictions put in place to contain COVID-19. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images) Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he will sign an emergency order later Wednesday, according to an emailed statement.
In his remarks Tuesday, DeSantis said his top priority was protecting the vulnerable, and he again alluded to the relatively low median age of new infections -- now 37. But older Floridians are alsofor the virus in rising numbers, and a separate Tuesday showed current Covid-19 cases among Florida long-term care residents jumped to 1,868, the most since the pandemic began.
“If we first protect the vulnerable, you know we’re going to be able to get through this patch adequately,” DeSantis said.
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© REUTERS / P. Ravikumar A doctor takes material from an Indian to test it, as part of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic, in Chennai, on April 13, 2020. Doctors are often the first people infected with the new coronavirus , and yet they are not always the best protected. Or even insured. This is the case in India, where most of the public health professionals in the most disadvantaged areas are on precarious contracts and therefore do not always benefit from health insurance.