JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The continuous spike in covid19 cases is putting a strain on hospitals across Northeast Florida.
On Wednesday the Florida Department of Health reported 436 new hospitalizations across the state with 16 new hospitalizations throughout our local counties.
The Agency for Healthcare Administration says some hospitals in our area have already maxed out or are close to running out of icu beds altogether.
John Coltrane says his wife suffers from Addison’s disease so whenever she gets sick its serious.
“Just like with the COVID-19 we know two people that have passed from it and one of them had the disease my wife has that’s why we are very careful with her,” Coltrane said.
The couple lives in Nassau County.
Coltrane told Action News Jax when he took his wife to a hospital in Jacksonville earlier this month, she was put in the ICU twice within a few days. According to the Agency for Healthcare Administration .. As of 3pm Wednesday
Both Nassau and Putnam Counties have no available ICU beds.
In Duval, there are 21% of ICU beds available
In Clay County there is nearly 5% available
And in St. Johns 43% of ICU beds are available.
It’s important to note ICU’s have both COVID-19 patients and people battling other illnesses.
Coltrane hopes there will always be room for his wife, if she needs it. “When she gets sick, when she starts going down she goes down quick,” said Coltrane.
To see a breakdown of the number of available ICU beds in your county or for more information on COVID-19 hospitalizations, click here.
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