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Coronavirus Daily News Update

Coronavirus Daily News Update

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Please note that the information on this page is updated daily, Monday - Fridayexcept holidays.  


Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota & Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice

COVID-19 Patient Update 

Includes hospitalized patients who are positive for COVID-19 and those cleared of infection but still hospitalized at SMH facilities.

Total COVID inpatients today: 64 (65 yesterday)
COVID patients in ICU: 4 (5 yesterday)


COVID-19 Test Results

SMH positivity rate: 7.9% (6.9% for week ending Feb. 3, 2023)


Cumulative COVID-19 Cases

Total number of patients treated since outbreak began.
Patient admissions: 9,513 (9,505 yesterday)
Patient deaths: 760 (760 yesterday)

For more information, click here to visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage


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*Last updated 2/7/23