Orlando, FL - One sign that the number of new COVID-19 cases are going in the right direction is AdventHealth returning to "Green Status" tomorrow, September 16. All facilities in AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, which includes Volusia and Flager counties, will return to largely normal operations for most of the facilities.
“After seeing our COVID inpatient volumes continue to steadily decline, we are pleased to move to green status, which allows us to resume our non-emergent services that have been on hold for several weeks,” said Dr. Neil Finkler, chief clinical officer of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “We thank our community and patients for their continued support and patience as we ramp up operations and procedures. We ask for our community’s continued support by continuing to mask, practice social distancing, and get vaccinated. The vast majority of people hospitalized and seriously ill continue to be unvaccinated.”
Finkler said that there are about 890 COVID-19 inpatients across the Central Florida Division, which includes Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Flagler counties. There's no by-county breakdown. Today’s census reflects a steady decrease since AdventHealth Central Florida’s peak of about 1,700 on Aug. 23, but it remains above the January peak.
AdventHealth continues to advocate for people to get vaccinated, saying that less than 10% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across AdventHealth Central Florida’s system are fully vaccinated.