The Florida Hospital Association, the state’s leading voice for hospitals and health systems, provided the following update today on COVID-19 in the state. Statewide data is derived from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
HHS Statewide COVID-19 Update:
Current Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations: 12,864
Percent of Previous Peak (7/23/20): 126%
Total New COVID-19 Cases: 22,783
Inpatient Bed Utilization (all patients): 84%
Inpatient ICU Bed Utilization (adults): 90%
Source: COVID-19 Reported Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity by State
COVID-19 patients in ICU: 20% (steady from Monday)
COVID-19 patients on ventilator: 14% (steady from Monday)
COVID-19 patients transferred from nursing homes/long-term care: 2.6% (steady from Monday)
Hospitals expecting critical staffing shortage in next 7 days: 60% (steady from Monday)
Hospitals expanding into non-care areas in next 7 days: 27% (4% increase from Monday)
“COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida have doubled in the last two weeks, with younger healthier individuals getting COVID-19 and being hospitalized,” said Mary C. Mayhew, President and CEO, Florida Hospital Association. “Of the more than 10.5 million fully vaccinated Floridians, approximately 0.019% are currently in our hospitals being treated for COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccination is clearly a lifesaver.”
The Florida Hospital Association will continue communicating with all Florida hospitals and state officials and provide additional updates as events warrant.
About the Florida Hospital Association
Founded in 1927, the Florida Hospital Association is the leading voice for health care in the State of Florida. Through representation and advocacy, education and informational services, the Florida Hospital Association supports the mission of more than 200 hospitals and health care systems to provide the highest quality of care to the patients we serve. Led by President and CEO Mary Mayhew, the Florida Hospital Association has offices in Tallahassee and Orlando and is governed by a Board of Trustees and officers elected by the member institutions. For more information, visit www.fha.org.