Hurricanes may mean field hospitals not answer for Florida’s COVID-19 surge

July 21, 2020

As Florida hospitals face a surge in COVID-19 patients, hurricanes may keep them from turning to field hospitals to provide more space, according to an article on the CBS Miami website.

The state is focusing on expanding hospital surge capacity instead.

Florida reported 9,194 additional COVID-19 cases July 14, bringing the total number of cases in the state. 

The state health department says Florida hospitals are treating 8,253 COVID-19 patients leaving 21 percent of Florida’s hospital beds available.

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