You can see how many hospital beds are available in Florida

Posted at 6:28 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 11:23:32-04

The Agency for Health Care Administration has released to the public an online dashboard that shows how many hospital beds are available in Florida to handle the expected peak in COVID-19 cases.

Already, Florida's emergency management director, Jared Moskowitz, said the state will be able to meet the need with both beds and ventilators.

"We feel that we'll be able to meet the capacity as far as the potential bed issue or potential issue with ventilators," Moskowitz said.

In Palm Beach County, 47% of hospital beds are open. Approximately 66% are open in Okeechobee County, 52% in Martin County, 41% in St. Lucie County and 53% in Indian River County.

Officials project any coronavirus patient who requires a ventilator would likely be treated in an intensive care unit bed. For adults requiring an ICU bed, the Health Care Administration's online dashboard shows 36% are currently available in Palm Beach County. Approximately 25% are available in Okeechobee County, 67% in Martin County, 31% in St. Lucie County and 26% in Indian River County.

It's also important to note of the state's 14,747 COVID-19 cases as of April 8, only 13% of people were hospitalized.

You can find Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard here.

You can learn more about the Agency for Health Care Administration’s online dashboard here.