MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 24 Oct 2021 18:32:31 +0000 Miami health system raises COVID threat to high http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/21aff1ff926c4f6ab05717d008df2b08 Florida's Jackson Health System, a nonprofit academic medical system, announced Tuesday that it's upgrading its COVID threat level to 'high' at most of its facilities COVID-19 hospitalization numbers are again increasing. (July 20) 21aff1ff926c4f6ab05717d008df2b08 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:46:40 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT JACKSON HEALTH SYSTEMASSOCIATED PRESSMiami - 13 May 20211. STILL of people lining up at a COVID testing siteJACKSON HEALTH SYSTEM – MUST CREDIT JACKSON HEALTH SYSTEMMiami - 20 July 20212. SOUNDBITE (English) Carlos A. Migoya, CEO, Jackson Health System: ++PARTIALLY COVERED++"Over the last two weeks, Jackson Health System has experienced a dramatic increase in hospitalized COVID-19 positive patients. Throughout our hospitals, we have gone from treating 66 COVID positive patients on Tuesday, July 6 to 143 today, that's a 117% increase in just 14 days. Given the current state, and to protect the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, Jackson Health System will update its COVID threat level to high at most of its facilities effective immediately."ASSOCIATED PRESSMiami - 3 May 20213. STILL of a man at a COVID vaccination site ++WHITE FLASH++JACKSON HEALTH SYSTEM – MUST CREDIT JACKSON HEALTH SYSTEMMiami - 20 July 20214. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Lilian Abbo, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Jackson Health System:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"This virus is highly contagious, highly transmissible. This is not a joke. I really encourage everyone who's acting out there like the pandemic is over. We all wish it was over. It is not over and we all need to be responsible. And please do your part."ASSOCIATED PRESSMiami - 13 May 20215. STILL of a nurse administering a COVID vaccination shotSTORYLINE:Florida's COVID-19 hospitalization numbers are again increasing, ending months of steady decline that began when widespread vaccinations became available and leaving doctors and epidemiologists worried as the more infectious delta variant spreads.The cases are also rising in South Florida. On Tuesday, Jackson Health System, a nonprofit academic medical system, announced that it's upgrading its COVID threat level to 'high' at most of its facilities. "Throughout our hospitals, we have gone from treating 66 COVID positive patients on Tuesday, July 6 to 143 today, that's a 117% increase in just 14 days," Carlos A. Migoya, CEO of Jackson Health System said during a virtual press conference.The health system will also not allow visitation for most inpatient units, Migoya said.Florida now has the fourth-highest per-capita hospitalization rate in the U.S., behind Nevada, Missouri and Arkansas, according to Jason Salemi, a University of South Florida epidemiologist tracking the national outbreak for more than a year.Jackson Health System officials also urged everyone to get vaccinated. In late January, about 180 Floridians were dying per day of the disease, just below the peak of 200 per day last August. Earlier in July, the average was about nine per day, according to the state, a 95% drop. The number of deaths typically increase a few weeks after cases and hospitalizations rise. Almost all COVID deaths and hospitalizations nationally in recent weeks have been among the unvaccinated, officials have said.Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis reiterated that even with the increasing cases, there will be no mandates requiring vaccinations, masks or social distancing.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Florida's Jackson Health System, a nonprofit academic medical system, announced Tuesday that it's upgrading its COVID threat level to 'high' at most of its facilities COVID-19 hospitalization numbers are again increasing. (July 20) Miami health system raises COVID threat to high