Sovah Health provides update on COVID-19 patents at Danville, Martinsville hospitals


(WFXR) — Sovah Health provided its bi-weekly update sharing COVID-related information involving the status of hospital operations and safety measures being taken to protect patients, staff members, and the community.

As of Wednesday, March 17, Sovah Health has 20 patients across both campuses, 14 in Danville and six in Martinsville who have tested positive and are being treated for COVID-19.

These numbers, hospital officials say, are similar to the last update two weeks ago.

So far, Sovah Health has administered or redistributed over 22,615 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We will continue to work across both communities that Sovah Health serves to vaccinate, and you can count on us to remain engaged until our community is fully vaccinated,” Sovah Health stated in Wednesday’s news release.

Earlier this week, Sovah Health announced that visitor restrictions were being eased at each location.

On Wednesday, Sovah Health confirmed that they are increasing the number of visitors allowed for pediatric and labor and delivery patients.

  • Pediatric patients are allowed two WELL parents or guardians.
  • Labor and delivery patients are allowed two WELL support individuals with them during labor. However, after delivery, one WELL support person will be allowed for the patients’ entire hospital stay while a second WELL visitor will be allowed during visitor hours.

All visitors must be at least 18 years of age and will be screened upon entry. Visitors are also required to provide their own mask and wear a visitor security pass sticker while in the facility. Visitors who do not pass the screening at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.

Note: Sovah Health’s visitation policy for labor and delivery patients has been updated following a correction released by Sovah Health Wednesday evening.

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