Coronavirus Daily News Update

Coronavirus Daily News Update

Friday, June 5, 2020

As Sarasota Memorial resumes normal operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to be vigilant in monitoring COVID-19 indicators, issues and trends in our community and region, and we are working closely with public health officials to identify and report important data trends. 

Census & Testing*

  • Since we began COVID-19 testing on March 2, we have had 4,575 negative results and 167 positive results for patients processed through SMH's testing system. (Additional results are pending.)   

  • Today's patient census at SMH is 643. This includes 9 inpatients who tested positive for COVID-19 (less than 1.5% of the hospital’s overall patient census) and remain isolated from other patients with staff dedicated to their care.

SMH Community Hotline

Our 24/7 community coronavirus hotline (941-917-8799) provides recorded information about SMH visitor restrictions, testing options for the public and other important updates.

Media Inquiries

Please email for media inquiries; for urgent requests, call 941-893-7649.


* This information is updated each afternoon, Monday - Friday, except holidays. For more information, please click here to visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage



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