ORANGE COUNTY, Florida. The Florida Department of Health statistics indicates that 226 more people have hospitalized from COVID-19 following Monday ‘s publication.
The figure takes the cumulative state hospitalizations to 14,580.
Within Central Florida counties, Polk County reports the most hospitalizations by far, with Orange trailing near trailing.
More than 480 patients have admitted to hospitals in Orange County.
Hospital room utilization in the Orlando region is now among the lowest over the last two weeks at less than 11 percent, with around 10 percent less space capacity.
Comparatively, the hospital bed count of the Department for Health Care Management places the state-wide total capacity at about 22 percent.
“There is already a lot of surge power in the program,” said George Ralls, Chief Medical Officer of Orlando Health.
WESH 2 News heard surge capability could raise the number of beds accessible inside the network by between 30% and 40%.
“Perhaps this involves removing any of the licensed employees and entirely working for any licensed bed in the facility is used.
Under other situations, in the event of an accident, we will utilize rooms in a hospital that built as a health care center or a critical care center.
We do this were very, very, very few occasions of general, although it does happen, even in the U.S., “Ralls said.
ICU beds have been monitored separately for those who may require intensive treatment. Such figures differ from county to county,
In Orange County, the number of currently available ICU beds is higher, percentage-wise, at 17 percent.