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: 13,100

7-Day Change in COVID-19 Hospitalizations: -12.3%

14-Day Change in COVID-19 Hospitalizations: -20.6%

Total New COVID-19 Cases: 13,774

Inpatient Bed Availability (all patients): 17.3%

Inpatient ICU Bed Availability (adults): 8.8%

Percent of Inpatients with Confirmed COVID-19 (all patients): 29.4%

Source: COVID-19 Reported Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity by State

FHA Hospital Update:

The following information is being released by the Florida Hospital Association from a survey of hospitals completed Wednesday, September 7, 2021. This survey reflects responses from hospitals operating 84% of Florida’s acute care hospital beds.

  • COVID-19 patients in ICU: 24.9% (increase 1.6% from 9/2)
  • COVID-19 patients on ventilators: 18.9% (steady from 9/2)
  • COVID-19 patients transferred from nursing homes/long-term care: 2.7% (steady from 9/2)
  • Hospitals expecting critical staffing shortage in next 7 days: 74.7% (steady from 9/2)
  • Hospitals expanding into non-care areas in next 7 days: 24.4% (steady from 9/2)

“COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline at a rapid pace, dropping more than 20% in the last two weeks,” said Mary C. Mayhew, President and CEO, Florida Hospital Association. “Thanks to increased vaccination with nearly 83% of seniors (65+) and 62% of our population (12+) fully vaccinated, and Governor Ron DeSantis expanding the availability of monoclonal antibody treatments for those Floridians who test positive, we anticipate COVID-19 hospitalizations could drop below last year’s peak in the coming weeks.”  

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