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Friday, August 28, 2020 - Coronavirus Updates...

Phoebe Reports Friday COVID-19 Numbers  |  @ 11:57 a.m.

Albany, Ga. – As of noon Friday, 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 – 11
  • Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center – 1
  • Total Inpatients Recovered – 714
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 138
  • Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Sumter – 36

“While our number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients decreased this week, we are saddened by the deaths of five additional patients, and the Phoebe Family mourns with all those who have lost loved ones during this pandemic. We continue to provide safe, quality compassionate care and do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have purchased more than 200,000 high-quality, reusable masks that we are distributing throughout our region and to our healthcare heroes here at Phoebe. We are proud to have donated more than 5,000 masks for a giveaway event this weekend in Albany, and we encourage any families in need of masks to take advantage of that opportunity so they can protect themselves and those around them,” said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System President & Chief Executive Officer. 

The weekend mask giveaway is being organized by The Albany Southwest Georgian newspaper and the Second Mount Olive Baptist Church youth ministry. It will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Keys Building at 407 S. Slappey Blvd. in Albany.

Beginning next week, Phoebe plans to begin sending out a news release announcing COVID-19 numbers once a week, on Fridays. Additional releases and data concerning COVID-19 numbers will be released as warranted, and media representatives are encouraged to reach out to the Phoebe Marketing & Communications Department with any questions.

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