30 July 2021 | AdventHealth hospitals in Central Florida are approaching an all-time record high of coronavirus cases
“This is clearly what has been described as a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” said Dr. Victor Herrera, AdventHealth Orlando’s chief medical officer this week according to Daily Commercial. “Over 90 percent of patients that are in the hospital right now with COVID-19 did not get a COVID-19 vaccine.”
According to Daily Commercial, AdventHealth hospitals in central Florida are experiencing a “significant and swift” increase in cases in its hospitals in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Polk, Volusia and Flagler counties.
“Unfortunately, we have continued to see a significant increase in the number of hospitalizations across all our hospitals due to COVID-19,” Herrera said, as quoted by Daily Commercial. “We are approaching an all-time high in terms of our inpatient number of COVID-19 cases.”
On Monday this week, AdventHealth released an advisory saying it would defer non-time-sensitive elective outpatient surgeries at its Central Florida Division hospitals effective Tuesday.