-- The number of remaining hospitalized victims from the June 12 Pulse Nightclub massacre continues to gradually decline -- although 3 remain in critical condition -- according to newly-released figures from Orlando Health, the umbrella organization encompassing several local hospitals.
Orlando Regional Medical Center, located less than a mile from Pulse Nightclub, is part of Orlando Health and received most of the victims. Forty-nine clubgoers died, and 53 were injured. The shooter, Omar Mateen, was killed by police.
On Saturday evening, Orlando Health said 8 victims remained in the hospital -- 3 in critical condition and 5 in stable condition. The previous Saturday, 19 had remained hospitalized.
Orlando Health also announced that so far, its facilities had performed 61 operations on victims -- 7 of those operations were in the past week.
To give an idea of the gradual decline of hospitalized victims, here's the numbers from the past week:
-On Friday, 11 victims were still hospitalized
-On Thursday, 12 were still hospitalized
-On Wednesday, 15 remained hospitalized
-On Tuesday, 16 were still hospitalized
-On Monday and Sunday, 18 were still hospitalized
-On Saturday June 18, 19 remained hospitalized