This Week in South Florida: Shane Strum

With COVID-19 case numbers in Florida breaking daily records, there have been mixed messages from officials.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – With COVID-19 case numbers in Florida breaking daily records, there have been mixed messages from officials.

Some hospitals report surging capacity and overwhelmed staff, and some report manageable COVID caseloads and expectations that the spike will soon reverse.

The prime factor driving the spike in cases is the Delta Variant. More contagious than Chicken Pox, hospitals say that will over 90 percent of all their COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated.

Shane Strum is the new President and CEO of Broward Health Systems and before that he was Chief of Staff to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

He joined This Week in South Florida hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter. 

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."