A lot of the groundbreaking COVID-19 hospital admissions are high-risk sufferers
As of Tuesday, most vaccinated patients hospitalized with coronavirus in Halifax Health are high-risk patients, officials said.
“Most [vaccinated] Patients are over 70 years old and had additional health risks like [a] weakened immune system, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease, “Halifax Health said in a statement.
Most of Halifax Health’s locations are in Volusia County.
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Halifax Health reports that medical teams are starting to see more people in their twenties with no known health issues being hospitalized with the coronavirus.
Around 80-85% of Halifax Health hospital stays are unvaccinated, according to officials.
Health officials say 16,521 people are currently hospitalized in Florida with COVID-19.
According to the Florida Hospital Association, 75 percent of hospitals are facing critical staff shortages.
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On Tuesday, Parrish Medical Center announced there have been 75 COVID-19 hospitalizations with its facilities in Brevard County.
Officials said 84% of hospital stays at Parrish Medical Center are unvaccinated patients.
The average age of the patients is given as 61 years.
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