Number of COVID-related hospitalizations down

As of February 3, Sovah Health reported 51 patients across both campuses who have tested positive and are being treated for COVID-19 hospitalized, with 32 located in Danville and 19 in Martinsville. 

This represents a decrease since the Jan. 20 update. 

The hospital system has adequate capacity to meet patient needs, including in critical care and intensive care. 

To date, Sovah Health has administered or redistributed a total of 8,059 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will hold another closed “point of dispensing” (POD) vaccination clinic on Saturday, February 6 in conjunction with Sovah Health – Danville. 

Currently, Sovah Health has exhausted all of its Danville campus vaccine supply but will continue to request additional vaccine to support the current VDH vaccine priorities. 

The hospital system also working with VDH and the City of Martinsville to schedule a closed POD vaccination for this Saturday.

Once additional vaccine is received, more clinics and community vaccination events will be scheduled. 

Sovah Health continues to take all the necessary precautions to protect our 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.
Sovah Health reminds the public 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. 

Dr. Sydney Harris, Hospitalist, shared the bi-weekly update. In addition to sharing the number of COVID-19 patients admitted, Harris noted the Danville campus has resumed all elective and non-urgent surgical cases that were postponed due to the COVID-19 surge. 

For additional information about the hospitals’ preparation and response to COVID-19, visit SovahHealth.com.

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