Hospitalized Orlando Massacre Victims Continue to be Discharged, Three Remain in Critical Condition

ABC News(ORLANDO, Fla.) --  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.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">44 victims treated, 9 died, 27 discharged, 8 remain in hospital.<br>Since the incident, surgeons have performed 61 operations on victims. (2/3)</p>&mdash; Orlando Health (@orlandohealth) <a href="https://twitter.com/orlandohealth/status/746885266107932673">June 26, 2016</a></blockquote>
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 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

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