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Four Pinellas hospitals completely out of ICU beds

Space is dwindling at the county's hospitals as coronavirus cases rise.
Hospitals in Pinellas County are filling up as coronavirus cases spike in Florida. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
Hospitals in Pinellas County are filling up as coronavirus cases spike in Florida. [SCOTT KEELER | Times] [ SCOTT KEELER | Times (2016) ]
Published Jul. 4, 2020|Updated Jul. 4, 2020

Four Pinellas County hospitals were without any space in their intensive care units Saturday as Florida hit an all-time high for single-day coronavirus cases.

Palms of Pasadena Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater and AdventHealth North Pinellas in Tarpon Springs had no beds for critical patients, according to data collected by the Agency for Health Care Administration.

Meanwhile, Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg had just 3 percent of its ICU beds available, Mease Dunedin Hospital had 5 percent and both St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and Largo Medical Center had 13 percent.

Northside and Morton Plant were running low on regular beds, too, with just 3 percent and 2 percent left, respectively.

Florida counted 11,458 new coronavirus cases Saturday, the most ever in a single day. About 1,800 came from the Tampa Bay area, with 419 new infections and 18 additional hospitalizations in Pinellas.

Local hospitals have said they have multi-pronged plans to expand capacity quickly if needed. Some have announced a hold on some elective surgeries, and others say they can reconfigure their facilities to accommodate more patients.

Here’s the breakdown of available space at each Pinellas hospital, as of Saturday at 5 p.m.:

Largo Medical Center:

37 percent of regular beds, 13 percent of ICU beds

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg:

48 percent of regular beds, 49 percent of ICU beds

Mease Dunedin Hospital:

33 percent of regular beds, 5 percent of ICU beds

AdventHealth North Pinellas:

5 percent of regular beds, no ICU beds

St. Anthony’s Hospital:

9 percent of regular beds, 13 percent of ICU beds

Palms of Pasadena Hospital:

19 percent of regular beds, no ICU beds

Morton Plant Hospital:

2 percent of regular beds, no ICU beds

St. Petersburg General Hospital:

11 percent of regular beds, no ICU beds

Northside Hospital:

3 percent of regular beds, 3 percent of ICU beds

Mease Countryside Hospital:

6 percent of regular beds, 23 percent of ICU beds

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