Sovah Health releases update on COVID-19


(WFXR) – Sovah Health has released an update on the status of their hospitals relating to COVID-19.

As of Wednesday, Aug. 19, Sovah Health has approximately 35 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 across both campuses, 20 in Martinsville and 15 in Danville.

They say this is a slight decrease since their last update that was issued on Aug. 5.

Currently, each campus has adequate capacity to meet the needs of patients, including critical care and intensive care.

Sovah Health says they are continuing to take all necessary precautions to protect patients and staff from COVID-19, including limiting entry points to each facility, screening of all individuals for COVID-19 symptoms, universal masking, as well as the maintaining of a strict limited visitor policy.

Dr. Mohammad Fasahat, Hospitalist Physician, has shared the CDC’s recent release of COVID-19 Associated Hospitalization Related to Underlying Medical Conditions. He discusses the guidelines as well as the latest regarding how the campus is dealing with COVID-19.

For the most up-to-date information, visit their website by clicking here.

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