Orlando, FL - The number of COVID-19 patients in AdventHealth Central Florida hospitals has dropped more than 20 percent since last week. This week's number is 660, down from 850 last week. At the height of the Delta surge in August, there were more than 1,700 patients.
AdventHealth went to "Green Status" last week meaning they are under normal operating practices.
“This slow, but steady decline in new admissions of COVID-19 patients is a positive signal that we continue to head in the right direction,” said Dr. Neil Finkler, chief clinical officer for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “Please get vaccinated if you are eligible because we continue to see a vast difference in the severity of illness and outcomes between our vaccinated and unvaccinated patients.”
Dr. Finkler said even though hospital capacity is high, "our hospitals are designed in such a way that spaces are flexible and expandable. AdventHealth has an extensive health care system in place in Central Florida so we can locate patients to the facility that best matches the level of care they need."
AdventHealth continues to offer COVID vaccines for the public at six Centra Care locations. AdventHealth also is offering COVID vaccines to inpatients at its hospitals throughout Central Florida.
Rapid COVID testing is offered at all Centra Care locations. Only go to the emergency room if you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing.