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Some procedures begin to be reinstated at Cleveland Clinic hospitals after COVID reductions

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As numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Cleveland Clinic hospitals on the Treasure Coast decline or remain steady, some procedures and practices that had been halted or lessened are beginning to be re-instated, according to a statement from a top official.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach as of Sept. 7 saw enough of a decrease in patients to increase the number of visits to outpatient clinics back to 100 percent, according to Dr. Richard Rothman, Institute Chair of Hospital Medicine for Cleveland Clinic Florida.

a group of people standing around a table: Staff from the Florida Department of Health Office in Martin County pose for a photo at a COVID-19 vaccination station at a 9/11 remembrance event in Palm City, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. © CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM DOH-MARTIN Staff from the Florida Department of Health Office in Martin County pose for a photo at a COVID-19 vaccination station at a 9/11 remembrance event in Palm City, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

Some non-emergent surgery cases that had been postponed also are beginning to be rescheduled at Cleveland Clinic hospitals in the area.

On Tuesday, there were a total of 178 COVID patients at three of the four Cleveland Clinic hospitals on the Treasure Coast.

There were 58 COVID patients (10 in ICU) at Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital in Stuart; 64 (7 in ICU) at Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital in Port St. Lucie; and 56 (21 in ICU) at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach.

“We continue to see the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 holding steady,” Rothman stated. 

The 178 patients Tuesday is a drop from Sept. 8, when there were a total of 220 COVID-positive patients at the three hospitals.

COVID cases declining statewide

Statewide, Florida reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sept. 12, adding 100,249 new cases. That's down 22.4% from the previous week's tally of 129,202 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Florida ranked 10th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows.

In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 11.9% from the week before, with 1,010,209 cases reported. With 6.45% of the country's population, Florida had 9.92% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 19 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

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Some governments may have delayed reporting across the Labor Day holiday, and people who normally would have been tested might not have been tested then. Week-to-week comparisons may be inaccurate.

Indian River County reported 688 cases in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 1,119 cases. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 20,765 cases.

Martin County reported 762 cases in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 809 cases. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 18,816 cases.

St. Lucie County reported 1,766 cases in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 2,193 cases. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 44,353 cases.

Florida no longer publishes county-level death data.

Across Florida, cases fell in 64 counties, with the best declines in Lee County, with 4,954 cases from 7,583 a week earlier; in Miami-Dade County, with 9,620 cases from 12,080; and in Hillsborough County, with 7,986 cases from 9,800.

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Vaccinations

Florida ranked 17th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 65.4% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 63.1%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.

In the week ending Sept. 12, Florida reported administering 530,408 vaccine doses, including 199,585 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 491,942 vaccine doses, including 189,042 first doses. In all, Florida reported it has administered 25,770,898 total doses.

Within Florida, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Gilchrist County with 1,044 cases per 100,000 per week; Madison County with 1,027; and Hendry County with 971. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.

Adding the most new cases overall were Miami-Dade County, with 9,620 cases; Hillsborough County, with 7,986 cases; and Broward County, with 7,059.

In Florida, 2,448 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 2,345 people were were reported dead.

A total of 3,452,700 people in Florida have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 48,772 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 40,955,201 people have tested positive and 659,970 people have died.

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USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:

  • Last week: 12,269
  • The week before that: 14,943
  • Four weeks ago: 17,712

Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:

  • Last week: 121,201
  • The week before that: 128,256
  • Four weeks ago: 111,242

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at mstucka@gannett.com.

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