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Phoebe Reports Friday COVID-19 Numbers


Friday, December 11, 2020 @ 11:28 a.m. -

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

  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 59
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – 4
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center – 0
  • Total Inpatients Recovered – 1,454
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 171
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Sumter – 44

“Unfortunately, the surge in COVID-19 cases that began in much of the rest of the country a couple of months ago has arrived in southwest Georgia.  Our number of hospitalized patients has increased significantly over the last two and a half weeks, jumping by 40% system-wide in last week alone.  We are now at a level not seen since early September,” said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System President & CEO.  “Phoebe will be among the first in Georgia to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccines.  We are anxiously awaiting our first shipment and are prepared to begin putting shots in arms right away, focusing initially on healthcare workers at highest risk of exposure to the virus.  The city of Albany’s mask ordinance was reinstituted this week, and we encourage everyone to follow it.  We may be in for some difficult weeks ahead, but together we can minimize the impact and make it through what we hope will be the final surge of COVID-19 infections,” Steiner added.

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