Florida's Miami-Dade County has seen a staggering 87% increase in the number of Covid-19 patients being hospitalized in the past 13 days.
There has also been a 91% increase in the number of ICU beds being used over that same period and an increase of 108% in the use of ventilators, according to the latest data released by Miami-Dade County government.
The number of patients in ICU beds has climbed from 180 on June 25 to 343 as of July 7, according to the data. There were 1,656 Covid-19 patients in hospital as of July 7, with 175 on ventilators, up from 885 patients in hospital on June 25, when there were 84 on ventilators.
Despite repeated requests, the State of Florida does not release the number of current Covid-19 patients in hospitals in the state. The state only releases the number of available hospital beds, which is currently 12,151 (21%).
The state reports there are currently 962 ICU beds available in Florida, which is 16% of the total.
The 14-day average positivity rate in Miami-Dade County is 23%, according to data released by county government. The positivity rate on July 7 was 27%.