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Phoebe Reports Friday COVID-19 Numbers


Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 12:56 p.m. -

Albany, Ga. – As of noon Friday, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers:

  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 68
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – 9
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center – 2
  • Total Inpatients Recovered – 552
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 121
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Sumter – 32

“This has been a busy week for hospitals throughout Georgia, treating large numbers of COVID-19 and non-COVID patients.  It makes us keenly aware of the challenges we could face this fall if hospitals see an influx of flu patients and COVID-19 patients at the same time.  We are pleased the Department of Public Health and Grady Health System are leading an effort to establish a statewide Regional Coordinating Center to enhance hospitals’ ability to work together efficiently to find appropriate care for patients when individual hospitals reach maximum capacity,” said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System Chief Executive Officer.  “To avoid a severe crisis in the fall, we urge Georgians to get a flu shot when those vaccines become available and continue to take precautions against COVID-19.  We have never had to hospitalize or intubate anyone because they wore a mask.  We know wearing masks, avoiding close contact with others and practicing proper hand hygiene give us the best protection against the virus, and we continue to encourage everyone to practice those simple actions.”

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