Major Health Partners released its most recent Incident Command Update. Included is a reminder of the Indiana Department of Health Strike Force Team that is available for Covid testing and vaccines at the Shelby County Fairgrounds through Saturday, January 8.
General Update: Indiana’s overall Covid positivity is 20.5% and Shelby County’s positivity rate is 17.3%. Both have increased since Monday.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 172 more deaths from COVID-19 and another increase in statewide hospitalizations. Officials said 3,207 people were hospitalized due to the virus as of Monday, an increase from 3,164 the previous day. That’s the highest number since Dec. 9, 2020.
Pediatric Covid update: Riley Hospital for Children reports that it has admitted nearly four times as many children for COVID-19 treatment in recent weeks as in any previous wave during the pandemic. Riley Hospital was at 87% capacity on Tuesday morning.
Inpatient unit: All 40 of our 40 beds remain full on our 3rd-floor inpatient unit.
· We currently have 10 critical care patients on the 3rd floor, and 9 (90%) of those patients are due to Covid. Of the 10 Covid-related critical care patients, only two are vaccinated.
· We have seven patients on ventilators and six of those patients are Covid positive and only one patient is vaccinated. We have seven additional patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap, and all of those patients are Covid positive.
· Twenty-six (65%) of our inpatients are Covid positive, and twenty (77%) of them are unvaccinated.
Regeneron supply: As of Wednesday morning, we have 16 doses of Regeneron remaining. We performed a record high of 42 infusions one day last week and we infused 37 patients yesterday.
We will run out of Regeneron today. We expect to receive 48 additional doses later this week, but that will not last more than 36 hours.
Urgent Care and walk-in volumes: Priority Care saw over 90 urgent care patients yesterday. MHP Family & Internal Medicine and MHP Pediatrics consistently see between 60-70 walk-in patients each day per office. The Emergency Department is averaging between 70-80 patients per day and the majority of patients continue to present with high acuity.
Don't visit an Emergency Room for just a COVID test. - This will help us in treating patients who require emergency care.
Need a Rapid Covid test? How about a Covid vaccine or booster? January 5th through January 8th from 12PM to 8PM, the Indiana State Department of Health will be offering Covid testing and Covid vaccines and boosters at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in the Brinson Building at 500 Frank Street.