COVID In Florida: Demand For Testing At An All-Time High As Delta Variant Surges

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – As COVID infections soar successful South Florida, request for investigating is astatine an all-time high.

The enactment astatine Mills Pond Park successful Ft. Lauderdale stretched astir doubly astir the investigating tract connected Monday, reminiscent of the representation a twelvemonth agone erstwhile the microorganism ran rampant.

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George de France and Steve Heal waited 3 hours for a trial astatine the parkland Monday.

They are some vaccinated but had immoderate COVID similar symptoms.

“It’s ridiculous. I don’t cognize whether it takes ending up successful the infirmary for radical to judge this is serious. It’s sad,” said DeFrance.

The enactment for COVID investigating was arsenic agelong astatine Tropical Park successful Miami-Dade connected Monday.

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While COVID variants are causing this surge successful sickness, it appears the highly contagious Delta variant is king successful South Florida.

“We are present astatine 90% Delta successful our samples we sequenced successful the past week,” explained David Andrews, who is Vice-Chair of Patient Pathology astatine Jackson Health System.

“In the unvaccinated population, individuals volition go much susceptible to getting sick and succumbing to this disease.  We are seeing that from the bonzer enlargement of hospitalizations,” helium said.

COVID hospitalizations statewide are astatine an all-time precocious and successful South Florida, the numbers are rising rapidly.

Monday, Jackson Health had 238 COVID patients, which is 99 much than 2 weeks ago.

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Broward Health System was astatine 247 patients Monday, which is 141 much COVID patients than a week ago.

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