Sovah Health claims ‘significant rise’ in patients being treated for COVID-19 since last week


(WFXR) – Sovah Health says they have received a “significant rise” in patients who have tested positive and are being treated for COVID-19 at its hospitals in Danville and Martinsville.

Since last Wednesday, Jan. 6, Sovah Health has had 51 COVID-19 positive patients. Since that update, its hospitals have fluctuated between 71 and 76 patients.

“We strongly urge our community to continue to follow the guidelines by masking, practicing social distancing, and frequent hand hygiene. At this time, our hospitals have adequate capacity to meet patient needs, including in critical care and intensive care.”

Official statement from Sovah Health

With this rise in cases, Dr. Sheranda Gunn-Nolan, Sovah Health’s Chief Medical Officer, has released a video update for the community, which can be viewed below.

In the video, Dr. Gunn-Nolan shares information about the urgent need for the community to continue to follow guidelines to help limit the further spread of COVID-19. She also provides personal testimony on receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as information about the vaccine.

For additional information about the hospitals’ preparation and response to COVID-19, click here.

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