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AdventHealth shares COVID patient census drops, but positive tests among asymptomatic children remains steady

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AdventHealth’s COVID-19 patient census continued to drop this week to about 330 patients hospitalized across their hospitals in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Polk, Lake, Volusia and Flagler counties.

AdventHealth continues to operate under “Green Status” or normal operations.

The community positivity rate also continues to fall, reaching a new low of 6.7% this week, according to data collected by Centra Care, AdventHealth’s network of urgent care clinics. Individual counties across Central Florida showed similar drops based on tests conducted by the clinics.

The decline is also mirrored across symptomatic and asymptomatic adults and symptomatic children, but the rate of positive tests among asymptomatic children has remained steady.

While some children develop few, if any, symptoms, others treated at AdventHealth for Children have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which can affect the heart and other organs.

Dr. Michael Keating

“The risk of acute COVID-19 in children can be quite serious, which is why we recommend eligible children receive the vaccine,” said Dr. Michael Keating, chief medical officer for AdventHealth for Children. “The vaccine not only reduces the risk of severe illness, but also helps control the spread of the virus from children, who may not show any symptoms, to more vulnerable people.”

AdventHealth Hospital Apopka

Located at 2100 Ocoee Apopka Rd, state-of-the-art health care is available now in Apopka, with 120 private patient rooms, advanced surgical suites, a diagnostic heart-catheterization lab and expanded women’s services. In addition they have a pediatric-friendly emergency care. If your child has a medical emergency, the AdventHealth Apopka hospital is there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help. They offer access to world-class, pediatric specialists and specially designed, child-friendly rooms that put your little ones at ease.

Visiting Hours:

From 8:30 am to 8:30 pm

Emergency Care:

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Verbie’s Café :

Open daily: 7 am to 8 pm

Breakfast daily: 7 am to 9:30 am

Lunch daily: 11:30 am to 2 pm

Pizza/pasta/grill daily: 11:30 am to 8 pm

Chapel and Healing Gardens:

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Marketplace Gift Shop Hours:

Monday thru Thursday: 7 am to 7 pm

Friday: 7 am to 5 pm

Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm

Closed on Saturday

(All hours subject to change.)

Hospital Amenities:

Free, on-site parking

Complimentary WiFi throughout the hospital

Inpatient pharmacy available

Physician-offices building connected to the hospital

Questions: 407-609-7000

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