As of December 23, Sovah Health had 58 patients across both hospital campuses who have tested positive and are being treated for COVID-19, with 28 in Martinsville and 30 in Danville, according to an update from the health provider.
The number hospitalized is an increase from the 44 patients across both campuses on Dec. 9.
“Over the last two weeks, hospitalized COVID-19 patients in our hospitals have hit a record high. We urge our community to continue to follow the guidelines by masking, practicing social distancing, and frequent hand hygiene,” a release stated. “At this time, our hospitals have adequate capacity to meet patient needs, including in critical care and intensive care.”
Rebekah Fine, PA, Hospitalist, shares what Sovah Health is doing to keep patients and staff safe as well as ways to stay safe over the holidays. The safest way to celebrate is at home with people you live with or by hosting virtual celebrations with friends and family.
Sovah Health is continuing to take all the necessary precautions to protect patients and staff from COVID-19, including limiting entry points to the facility, screening all individuals for symptoms of COVID-19, universal masking, and maintaining a limited visitor protocol.
The agency also issued a reminder to encourage residents to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, and wearing a mask or face covering while in public.
For additional information about the hospitals’ preparation and response to COVID-19, visit SovahHealth.com.