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Phoebe Reports Friday COVID-19 Numbers

Friday, January 8, 2021 @ 12:24 p.m. -

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

  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 94
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – 17
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center – 0
  • Total Inpatients Recovered – 1,629
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 202
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Sumter – 46
  • Total Vaccines Administered – 2,401

“Today, our volume of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is nearly five and a half times what it was the week before Thanksgiving, and as transmission rates remain high throughout Georgia, we expect our volume to continue to increase.  The greatest weapons in our fight against the virus are wearing masks and getting the COVID-19 vaccine.  We received our second shipment of Pfizer vaccines today at our main hospital, and we know there is significant demand from people interested in being vaccinated, as evidenced by the 1,600 calls our COVID-19 vaccine hotline received yesterday on its first day in operation.  We are excited to begin providing vaccines to southwest Georgians who are 65 and older and to first responders on Monday, and we expect to administer hundreds of vaccines each day.  We encourage all south Georgians – as soon as they are eligible – to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated to help put an end to COVID-19,” said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System President & CEO. 

Currently, only healthcare workers, first responders and those 65 and older are eligible to be vaccinated.  Southwest Georgians in those categories can call 229-312-1919 to request a vaccination appointment at Phoebe hospitals in Albany, Americus and Sylvester.  No walk-ins will be accepted, and those who do not currently qualify to receive the vaccine under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines should not attempt to schedule appointments at this time.

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