COVID-19 numbers have reached record levels at Goshen Health

November 9, 2020

There are 44 patients on the COVID-19 unit at Goshen Health, 41 who have tested positive and three who are awaiting test results.   
 
“Today is the most dangerous day of the epidemic so far for catching the coronavirus in Elkhart County. Over half the patients in our hospital are in isolation and the total number of patients in the hospital is at record levels,” said Dr. Dan Nafziger, Goshen Hospital Chief Medical Officer and Infectious Disease Specialist. “Some patients who need important surgeries are having their procedures delayed because COVID-19 patients are filling our intensive care unit beds. We’ve had to transfer some patients because we didn’t have enough beds. People who are sick still need to be able to come to our hospital if they need care.”
 
Dr. Nafziger continued, “Please, please wear a mask when indoors even at home if people outside your household or “pandemic bubble” are present. Speak up if leaders of your church or social group want to meet indoors. There was promising news about a vaccine announced today, but it will still require all of us to work together until it is widely available. Stay home if you can, wear a mask if you can’t and do your best to protect your friends and family.”
 
Below is COVID-19 activity for Goshen Health as of November 9, going back to March 11.
 
Testing:
20,196 tests completed
2,844 positive test results (overall positivity rate of 14.3%)
16,998 negative test results
270 outstanding test results
 
Hospitalizations:
437 hospital admissions
393 hospital discharges
46 confirmed COVID-19 positive related mortalities
 
These numbers are updated daily Monday to Friday at GoshenHealth.com.