Florida Hospital Association Provides COVID-19 Update TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Hospital Association, the state’s leading voice for hospitals and health systems, released data today from an informal survey about COVID-19 hospitalizations. This data compares current COVID-19 hospitalizations in a region compared to its previous peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The average regional number only includes hospitals that responded. Statewide numbers are provided by the CDC. Statewide COVID-19 Update (as of 7/28/2021): Current Hospitalizations 8,816 Previous Peak (7/23/2020) 10,179 Percent of Previous Peak 87% Source: COVID-19 Reported Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity by State COVID-19 Hospital Update: Hospitals report more than 95% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are not fully vaccinated Average age of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 is younger than previous peaks No hospitals report serious shortages of supplies Hospitals are implementing surge capacity plans as local situations warrant “The virus has a new target: the unvaccinated and younger people,” said Mary C. Mayhew, President and CEO, Florida Hospital Association. “Previously healthy people from their teens to their 40s are now finding themselves in the hospital and on a ventilator. Regardless of your age, get vaccinated, if eligible! What you heard last year and last spring about this virus mostly targeting seniors and those with pre-existing conditions is not true today.” The Florida Hospital Association will continue communicating with all Florida hospitals and state officials and provide additional updates as events warrant. ### 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.