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Phoebe Reports Friday COVID-19 Numbers


Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 12:55 p.m. -

Albany, Ga. – As of noon Friday, these were all Phoebe-related COVID-19 test results:

  • Total Positive Results – 2,194
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 73
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Sumter – 19
  • Total Positive Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 92
  • Total Positive Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center - 22
  • Total Positive Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center – 0
  • Total Patients Awaiting Test Results – 85
  • Total Negative Results – 4,275
  • Total Patients Recovered – 1,564

In the last 24 hours, Phoebe received 109 test results throughout the health system.  That number includes 89 negative results and 20 positives, including two additional deaths of positive COVID-19 patients.

“As we end our seventh week dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in our community, there is certainly reason for optimism.  Even as our number of positive inpatients declines, we’ve got more resources to care for COVID patients.  But just because things are looking up, we don’t need to let our guard down.  Most of our churches have decided to continue to worship virtually, rather than bringing large crowds back together.  Yesterday, I met with a group of local restaurant owners and small business people.  Even though it might be good for their bottom line in the short-term to reopen right now, they decided as a group to wait.  They decided to put the health and wellbeing of their employees and customers and our community first and wait a little longer to get fully back in business.  I respect and appreciate that decision as we all plan for the best ways to get back to more normal operations,” Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System Chief Executive Officer.

To prevent a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in southwest Georgia, Phoebe strongly encourages everyone to strictly adhere to the following coronavirus prevention tips.

  • Wear a clean mask at work and in public at all times.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water or use hand sanitizer often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not congregate in groups and always maintain a distance of six feet from others when you are in public.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces often..

For updated information on COVID-19, visit www.phoebehealth.com/coronavirus and www.cdc.gov.