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Phoebe Reports Friday COVID-19 Numbers


Friday, September 4, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m. -

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

  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 46
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – 10
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center – 0
  • Total Inpatients Recovered – 755
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 140
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Sumter – 38

“On this Labor Day weekend, we at Phoebe recognize and thank all workers throughout southwest Georgia.  I especially want to express my immense gratitude to members of the Phoebe Family.  Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, I was extremely proud to be part of this amazing team.  The commitment and dedication they have shown to Phoebe and to our communities throughout this pandemic has only solidified that pride,” said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System President & Chief Executive Officer.  “We certainly want everyone to enjoy this holiday weekend, but we urge them to celebrate safely.  The results of a scientific study released this week concluded that public gatherings and insufficient precautionary efforts on Memorial Day weekend were likely contributors to a more than 616% surge in cases of COVID-19 in Georgia in June and July.  We certainly don’t want to see an increase like that as a result of Labor Day.  Let’s all remember to wear our masks, wash our hands and watch our distance, and have a great holiday weekend.”

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