Sarasota Memorial Hospital records 3 more COVID-19 deaths

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Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 6:01 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota Memorial Hospital officials have reported three more COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Since March of 2020, SMH has admitted 4,071 patients with COVID-19. The total number of deaths has risen to 351, compared to 348 on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, the hospital has 799 total patients, with 265 of those patients being COVID-positive. That is down from 272 from Tuesday. The ICU is holding 108 patients, with 69 of those patients being COVID-positive. On Tuesday, the ICU was holding 110 patients, with 68 of them being COVID-positive.

Eighty-three percent of COVID-19 patients in the hospital are unvaccinated, according to SMH’s report, which is regularly updated on Mondays and Thursdays.

The hospital currently has 839 total hospital beds and 120 ICU beds.

SMH’s seven-day positivity rate is at 17.2%, compared to 17.9% for the week ending Aug. 27. They have had 6,892 patients testing positive -- excluding repeat positives -- and 103,639 patients test negative since March 2, 2020.

If you would like to stay updated with these numbers, you can visit SMH’s Coroanvirus Daily News Update webpage.

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