GOSHEN — “While this past week has continued to be relatively stable for COVID-19 numbers, we’re concerned that the number of people being tested has lessened over the past several weeks. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild or if you have been exposed to someone who has the virus, we urge you to get tested,” said Dr. Dan Nafziger, Goshen Hospital Chief Medical Officer and Infectious Disease Specialist.
“The reopening of schools will provide additional opportunities for the virus to spread so all of us need to do our best to slow the spread of the virus at home and work. The precautions are just as important as ever: wearing masks, physical distancing (especially when indoors), handwashing and staying home when sick.”
COVID-19 activity for Goshen Health as of Aug. 24, going back to March 11:
- 12,514 tests completed, up 532 from last week.
- 1,572 positive test results (overall positivity rate of 12.8%), up 49 from the previous week.
- 10,713 negative test results, up 464 from the previous week.
- 173 outstanding test results, up 16 from the previous week.
- 230 hospital admissions, up 10 from the Aug. 17 report.
- 219 hospital discharges, up 12 from the Aug. 17 report.
- 26 confirmed COVID-19 positive related mortalities, up two from the Aug. 17 report.