Today’s AdventHealth Morning Briefing, Dr. Peter Schoch discussed the decline in hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients in Central Florida, and what you should do if you test positive for the virus.
Highlights from the briefing include:
On declining hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients:
Schoch noted we had more than 700 COVID-19 patients in AdventHealth’s Central Florida hospitals earlier this summer. As of today, there are about 475 patients – a small percentage compared to the 4,500 licensed beds across the division.
“While we’re seeing significant improvements in the hospital census, it is a slow decline, and we continue to remain vigilant and prepare as we normally would.”
On what to do once you test positive for COVID-19:
“First thing you should do is to notify friends and family whom you have been in close contact with that you have tested positive, so they may take the proper steps to quarantine themselves.”
“About 80 percent of people or more who get the COVID illness will have mild-to-moderate disease, meaning that they’ll have a flu-like illness that can be managed symptomatically at home very safely and will never require the services of the hospital or emergency room.”
We encourage you to refer to the video on the Life at AdventHealth Central Florida page to pull direct quotes from Schoch. The video may be downloaded by following this link: https://vimeo.com/448764797#t=367s
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