Halifax Health: Most breakthrough COVID-19 hospitalizations are high-risk patients

More than 16,000 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Florida

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As of Tuesday, most of the vaccinated patients who are hospitalized at Halifax Health with coronavirus are high-risk patients, according to officials.

“Most [vaccinated] patients have been over 70 years old and had additional health risks like [a] weakened immune system, diabetes, high blood pressure or cardiac disease,” Halifax Health said in a statement.

The majority of Halifax Health locations are in Volusia County.

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Halifax Health reports medical teams are starting to see more people in their 20s with no known health issues hospitalized with the coronavirus.

Around 80-85% of hospitalizations at Halifax Health are unvaccinated, according to officials.

Health officials say 16,521 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Florida.

Seventy-five percent of hospitals are facing critical staff shortages, according to the Florida Hospital Association.

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As of Tuesday, Parrish Medical Center reports they have 75 COVID-19 hospitalizations, its facilities are located in Brevard County.

Officials said 84% of the hospitalizations at Parrish Medical Center are unvaccinated patients.

The average age of the patients is listed at the age of 61.


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