MMH update

Margaret Mary Health COVID-19 Update: 10.11.21

Over the weekend we had 8 new patient admissions for COVID-19, bringing our total hospitalized COVID-19 patients to 102 since August 1.  Of those, 86 were unvaccinated and 16 vaccinated.

Inpatient Care:  We currently have 24 patients on our Med Surg floor, with 1 patient in our Special Care Unit.  18 of our patients are COVID+.  89% (16 out of 18) of our current hospitalized COVID-19 patients are not vaccinated.  See charts for patient volumes.     

Testing: The chart from the Ripley County Health Department provides details on COVID-19+ cases, breakthrough positives and deaths in the county since early September. This past week 26 of the 148 COVID+ results (18% of the total) were breakthrough cases where vaccinated individuals contracted the virus.

Vaccination: MMH is offering a COVID-19 Booster Clinic Thursday, October 14, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Batesville Street Department located at 514 John Street.  This clinic is for existing patients of Margaret Mary Health.  The single booster dose can only be administered at least six months after completion of the second dose and applies only to those who previously received the Pfizer vaccine.  Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you.  No appointment is necessary at the clinic; however, we suggest you be prepared for longer wait times as we will be registering patients when they arrive. 

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