Number of individuals tested increases, no confirmed cases reported, awaiting results on most tests
According to the March 19 morning update provided by Van Loskoski, Vice President of Physician Practice at Stephens County Hospital, the hospital has performed COVID-19 tests on six people; one has shown negative results and five are pending. One individual remains hospitalized, the remainder are self-quarantining at home, he said. The hospital has quarantined a total of nine individuals, five are quarantined while awaiting results for testing, one has been cleared with a negative test result, and three have been quarantined as a “precautionary measure while we monitor them remotely,” Loskoski said.
Hospital entrance remains limited to the emergency department and the labor anc delivery department. Each patient, when entering the hospital, will be asked to identify one designated support person and a hospital wrist band will be issued for that support person. Each patient’s designated support person will be the only visitor allowed for that patient for the extent of their stay at the hospital.
All other details as outlined in ConnectLocal’s report yesterday remain the same, including hours of operation for the Clary and Wilkinson Care Centers and information about testing.
Loskoski again stressed the importance of pre-notification for those individuals who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and want to request testing. Individuals are strongly requested to call their primary care provider to arrange testing. No matter what facility an individual chooses to approach about testing, the advance phone call is very important to allow the facility to arrange precautionary measures such as meeting the individual at the car to provide a mask and other precautionary measures to prevent any potential for the spread of any virus.
Loskoski expressed appreciation to the community at large for their cooperation and support as the hospital works to combat COVID-19, and expressed appreciation for assistance from Kersha Parker with State Farm Insurance, Osborne Wood Products and the Pointe Church.
“These folks have really stepped up with donations of supplies, financial support, and gift baskets,” he said. “We really appreciate that support.”
Wednesday, March 18 numbers
4 tested; 0 positives; 3 results pending; 1 negative; 1 hospitalizations; 4 patients quarantined at home;
Tuesday, March 17 Numbers
3 tested; 0 positives; 2 results pending; 1 negative; 0 hospitalizations; 4 patients quarantined at home;