Leaders at Lakeland Regional Health are taking to social media to urge more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the hospital admits record levels of patients infected with the virus. The hospital reported it was treating 247 Covid patients on Monday, 37.2% higher than the peak of 180 during January’s spike. Close to 38% of the current Covid patients are under 50 and many require high-flow oxygen, hospital officials told News Channel 8. | MORE: LRH Facebook video

Source: News Channel 8

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