TALLAHASSEE, FL – 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: 16,820
7-Day Change in COVID-19 Hospitalizations: -0.1% | New Data
Total New COVID-19 Cases: 21,208
Inpatient Bed Availability (all patients): 14.1%
Inpatient ICU Bed Availability (adults): 6.3%
Percent of Inpatients with Confirmed COVID-19 (all patients): 36.2%
FHA Hospital Update:
The following information is being released by the Florida Hospital Association from a survey of hospitals completed Monday, August 23, 2021. This survey reflects responses from hospitals representing 85% of Florida’s acute care hospital beds.
- COVID-19 patients in ICU: 22.5% (steady from 8/19)
- COVID-19 patients on ventilators: 17.1% (1.1% increase from 8/19)
- COVID-19 patients transferred from nursing homes/long-term care: 2.6% (steady from 8/19)
- Hospitals expecting critical staffing shortage in next 7 days: 76.8% (steady from 8/19)
- Hospitals expanding into non-care areas in next 7 days: 28.4% (2.5% decrease from 8/19)
“Even though COVID-19 hospitalizations have remained flat for roughly a week, they remain near record levels,” said Mary C. Mayhew, President and CEO, Florida Hospital Association. “We are not out of the woods just yet as our health care heroes continue to provide care to the patients in their extremely full hospitals and emergency departments.”
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.