GOSHEN — “Overall, we are no longer seeing declines in the percentage of positive tests for COVID-19 and the number of people hospitalized has appeared to be beginning to increase again,” said Dr. Dan Nafziger, Goshen Hospital Chief Medical Officer and Infectious Disease Specialist. “We want our children to be able to continue to attend school so as the weather gets colder and we spend more time indoors, it will continue to be important to avoid large gatherings and to wear masks when you are around other people.
“I highly recommend getting a flu shot. For older people and people with health conditions, the flu is more serious than for a normally healthy person. This year getting flu symptoms may land you in isolation for 10 days which won’t be pleasant for anyone.”
Below is COVID-19 activity for GoshenHealth as of Sept. 14, going back to March 11.
- 14,307 tests completed an increase of 482 tests over the previous week.
- 1,736 positive test results (overall positivity rate of 12.3%) an increase of 40 over the previous week
- 12,359 negative test results an increase of 454 from the previous week
- 152 outstanding test results a decrease of 13 from the outstanding test the previous week.
- 261 hospital admissions, an increase of nine
- 252 hospital discharges, an increase of nine
- 28 confirmed COVID-19 positive related mortalities, remaining the same as the previous week.