COVID-19 update from Goshen Health

October 12, 2020

Goshen Hospital reports the number of COVID-19 patients needing to be hospitalized is about the same as last week, in the low 20s.
 
“The increase in the number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 is of concern to us, but we are also seeing more serious cases of the virus,” said Dr. Dan Nafziger, Goshen Hospital Chief Medical Officer and Infectious Disease Specialist. “Older adults and those with health conditions continue to be most vulnerable to having a more serious, or fatal, case of the virus. We need to be aware of the elevated risk of the people we love who are older or more frail. We must do everything we can to protect them. If you haven’t made a habit of wearing a mask when indoors in public, then please do. People can become infected a second time so even if you think you have already had COVID-19, wearing a mask demonstrates you care about the people around you.”
 
Below is COVID-19 activity for Goshen Health as of October 12, going back to March 11.
 
Testing:
17,121 tests completed
2,115 positive test results (overall positivity rate of 12.5%)
14,796 negative test results
143 outstanding test results
 
Hospitalizations:
310 hospital admissions
291 hospital discharges
33 confirmed COVID-19 positive related mortalities
 
These numbers are updated daily Monday to Friday at GoshenHealth.com.