Miami-Dade orders twice-daily reports on hospital beds, supplies, number of patients

MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has issued an executive order requiring all local hospitals to file reports on beds, supplies and number of patients twice a day.

In a statement issued Saturday afternoon, a spokesperson said the order will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.

Officials said the reports must include the following figures:

current staffed inventory of General Acute Care beds

current staffed inventory of intensive care unit beds

  • total number of unused beds at the hospital that could be converted for use as ICU beds
  • total number of beds that can be converted to General Acute Care beds
  • total number of ventilators available for immediate deployment
  • total number of ventilators on standby
  • total number of respirators and/or anesthesia machines that can be converted to serve as ventilators
  • total COVID-19 patients admitted
  • COVID-19 positive patients in ICU beds
  • COVID-19 positive patients in non-ICU beds
  • COVID-19 patients currently on a ventilator
  • new COVID-19 patients admitted since the prior day’s reporting
  • COVID-19 patients discharged since the prior day’s reporting

Anyone with questions and concerns about the coronavirus can call the Florida Department of Health’s 24-hour hotline at 1-866-779-6121.

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