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MHP Incident Command Update - January 21

General Update: Indiana’s Covid positivity rate increased to 30.1%, and Shelby County’s increased to 28.5%. Every county in the state is in red.  The Omicron variant is estimated to be responsible for approximately 70% of the cases.  


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Inpatient unit: 36 of our 40 beds are full on the 3rd-floor inpatient unit. 

  • We currently have 12 critical care patients on the 3rd floor.  10 (83%) of them are due to Covid and 8 of the 10 are unvaccinated.   
  • We have 3 patients on ventilators.  ALL these patients are Covid positive, and they are ALL unvaccinated. 
  • We have 7 additional patients on Vapotherm or BiPap.  6 of them are Covid positive and 4 of the 6 are unvaccinated. 
  • 24 (67%) of our inpatients are Covid positive and 14 (58%) of them are unvaccinated.


Testing:  We have plenty of rapid tests available and 77 antigen tests available. 


Urgent Care and walk-in volumes: 

  • Priority Care - Still busy, but we did see lower patient volumes yesterday.    
  • MHP Family & Internal Medicine - Still busy, but we did see lower patient volumes yesterday.  
  • MHP Pediatrics - Still busy, but we did see lower patient volumes yesterday.  Lots of COVID cases and other illnesses.    


Emergency Department: The Emergency Department continues to be busy and saw 77 patients yesterday.  They are continuing to give Remdesivir (these are 3-day infusions) over the weekend. 


Pharmacy:  We have 8 doses of Sotrovimab (a novel monoclonal antibody treatment that only requires one dose) remaining and 18 more are on the way.  We also have more than 100 doses of BAM-ETE (neutralizing antibody drugs) and a good supply of Remdesivir.