Coronavirus Daily News Update

Coronavirus Daily News Update

Monday, May 16, 2022

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

Our daily COVID-19 patient report combines data from both Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota Campus and SMH-Venice. Although both hospitals have seen patient-volume increases, they are operating at normal capacity at this time and are effectively managing the current COVID surge.

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: 32 (39 yesterday)
COVID patients in ICU: 5 (4 yesterday)
% Unvaccinated Inpatients*: 72.4% (updated weekly on Wednesdays)

* We categorize patients as "vaccinated" once they have received the required primary dose(s) of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2 weeks have passed since the final dose. At this time, we do not require that patients have booster doses to be categorized as fully vaccinated. An increase in break-through infections is expected as the Omicron variant spreads and immunity wanes among those who are high-risk and those who have not yet gotten a booster dose. COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots are still the most effective method in preventing severe illness and hospitalization.


COVID-19 Test Results

SMH positivity rate: 11.1% (9.6% for week ending May 13, 2022)


Cumulative COVID-19 Cases

Total number of patients treated since outbreak began.
Patient admissions: 6,641 (6,639 yesterday)
Patient deaths: 656 (656 yesterday)

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


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