Two victims of the June 12 Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando in which 49 people were killed are in critical condition at the Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Joseph Ibrahim, Trauma Medical Director at Orlando Regional Medical Center, tells PEOPLE.
In total, 11 victims of the 44 treated still remain hospitalized as of Friday morning, with eight of the patients in stable condition, according to a statement from the hospital obtained by PEOPLE. Ibrahim describes one patient at ORMC as being in “guarded” condition, meaning he is able to move on his own and speak.
Three survivors are also still being treated at Florida Hospital; those patients are in fair condition.
According to ORMC, surgeons have performed 61 operations on the victims since the shooting.
“Our hearts and prayers are with the PULSE nightclub victims and their families as we continue to work through this trying time together,” the hospital said in the statement.
Ibrahim says the patients “have a lot of support from hospital personnel and from the community and really from the world. And I think that’s very beneficial for them to know that people are behind them and a lot of them are probably doing more than they may have done otherwise.”
Ibrahim adds, “It’s day by day in the ICU. It’s really minute by minute.”
Survivors Recount Harrowing Moments
In the days following the attack, doctors at ORMC said that at least one patient had a gunshot wound to the head and was in intensive care.
Trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Cheatham also noted that patients in critical condition would have “lasting impact in regard to functionality.”
One of the survivors, Angelique Caro – who was shot in her right arm and lung – previously told PEOPLE she currently only has use of one arm and faces a long road to recovery.
“I’m so thankful that I’m still here. Now I’m just taking it day by day. I don’t think what’s happened has really hit me yet,” she said.
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Another victim, Angel Colon, was shot multiple times in his hip, legs and back, he said during a press conference earlier this month.
He thanked his doctors, saying, “I will love you guys forever.”
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Victims still hospitalized had their spirits lifted by some big names, including sports stars Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Tebow, who both stopped by the ORMC.
“We are all inspired by the hope, love and courage displayed by these survivors during their recovery #OrlandoStrong,” Florida gov. Rick Scott wrote on Twitter of the visit.
•Reporting by HARRIET SOKMENSUER, CAITLIN KEATING, and STEVE HELLING