August 8, 2020.
As of today, the Department of Public Health reports 454 total cases in Washington County since the tracking started. WCRMC has tested 858 patients at our drive through testing facility. This week our positivity rate was 17%.
Early this week, our COVID-19 wing (12 beds) was full, but today we are down to 8, with 4 being confirmed and 4 awaiting test results. Our total census this week ranged from 20 early in the week to 15 today. We continue to have no COVID-19 cases in the Extended Care Facility (ECF).
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations we are seeing remains fluid with the number fluctuating daily. The availability of transfer beds in Georgia is still extremely limited, but there are overflow facilities being opened in Atlanta and possibly later in Milledgeville if needed.
Please continue to take this virus seriously and avoid large gatherings, wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands frequently.
I'm extremely proud of all of our staff that has worked very hard, caring for some very sick patients, cleaning rooms, preparing food and many other tasks, often while wearing heavy, hot protective equipment for long periods of time.
If you see them around town, please thank them!