As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, area hospitals have stopped elective surgeries to keep beds open for the potential influx of patients battling the virus. Earlier this week, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted a walk-through of the Miami Beach Convention Center as a potential temporary hospital site should the number of cases be greater than the number of beds available.
So just how many beds are there in Miami-Dade County and Miami Beach, specifically? The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has created a dashboard which provides a real-time listing of the number of beds in the State broken down by County and hospital listing regular and ICU bed capacity and availability for each.
As of 6 am this morning, Saturday, April 4, Miami-Dade County had 7,922 beds of which 3,322 were available (41.93%). In Miami Beach, there are a total of 557 staffed beds at Mount Sinai Hospital, 289 of which were available (51.89%).
The number of Adult ICU beds in the County is 864 of which 308 were available (35.65%). Pediatric ICU bed availability is 57 out of a total 106 (53.77%). Mount Sinai has a total Adult ICU capacity of 119 of which 74 were available (62.18%). According to the worksheet, there are no pediatric ICU beds provided at Mount Sinai.
Here’s the link. Try it for yourself. Your numbers may vary as they are updated regularly.
Photo: Mount Sinai
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