MIAMI – More than 95% of COVID-19 patients in South Florida are unvaccinated, according to Jackson Health Systems CEO Carlos Migoya.
He said on Sunday that hospitalizations for Covid continue to climb.
The dangerous and contagious Delta Variant is sweeping the country, dragging more and more people into hospitals.
Over the past week in Florida, hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have jumped 65%.
The majority of them are people who have not been vaccinated.
Health experts qualify this wave of “pandemic of the unvaccinated”, because the reluctance to vaccination remains strong in some populations.
“Forty-nine percent of our variants are Delta variants in Miami-Dade County, just two months ago it was two percent,” Migoya said, adding that the Colombian variant is now 10 percent. hundred of Jackson Memorial Covid patients.
“Because of the trip between Columbia and Miami,” he added. “Miami is a very different place that has a lot of these variations in front of us. “
According to the Florida Department of Health, 73,000 new cases were reported last week. This is seven times more than just a month ago.
The wave sparks conversations within the White House and CDC about yet another mask wearing advice, even for those vaccinated.
Migoya said he hopes this surge will subside soon, possibly within three weeks.
Vaccination rates actually rose 14% last week, according to the White House.
Carlos Migoya discusses COVID-19 peak and unvaccinated hospital staff this week in South Florida
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