Lakeland Hospital Leaders Urge Vaccinations as Number of Covid Patients Reaches New High

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