While the healthcare systems in Southern Florida are operating near capacity, Florida AHCA claims that the state is not yet overwhelmed with patients.
Furthermore, Memorial Healthcare System's chief medical officer Stanley Marks stated that as of July 21st, hospitals in Southern Florida are seeing a significant need for ventilators and have asked the state for assistance in securing more high-flow oxygen equipment. Additionally, a Time magazine article states that according to the ICU director at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, their County will soon run out of ventilators, and rooms of the cases continue to rise at the current pace.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.