Hospitals in Miami Beach, Florida are reaching full capacity, the city's Mayor Dan Gelber said on Sunday.
“We’re going to have to start moving regular beds into ICU (intensive care unit) beds,” Gelber told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. “We’re clearly being strained at this point.”
Almost 1,900 Covid-19 patients in Miami Beach have been hospitalized and a further 400 are in intensive care, with 200 on ventilators, Gelber said.
Gelber added that he is frustrated by the response from the national government to combat the spread of the virus.
“There’s a total disconnect between what is happening and being said out of Washington and even Tallahassee and what is happening in some of these communities right here,” he said.
On Sunday, Florida saw its highest single-day number of cases with more than 15,000 new infections and 7,500 hospitalized patients.