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Phoebe Reports Monday COVID-19 Numbers


Monday, August 10, 2020 @ 11:30 a.m. -

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

  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 52
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – 16
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center – 2
  • Total Inpatients Recovered – 612
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 126
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Sumter – 32

“The Phoebe Family is entering the 23rd week in our fight against COVID-19, and we are determined to keep our heads up and continue the battle.  While we are not seeing the increases we experienced throughout the month of July, we know that could change quickly.  There are plenty of indications the virus is still being transmitted and is still making many people seriously ill.  We admitted nine new COVID-19 patients in Albany over the weekend, and the percentage of COVID-19 tests that return positive remains higher than we would like.  Our outpatient positive rate has hovered near 15% for the last six weeks, after reaching a low of 5% in early May.  Those numbers should remind us all that we still have much work to do to eliminate the virus, and we must all remain vigilant and take the proper steps to protect ourselves and those around us,” said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System Chief Executive Officer.

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