Sovah Health reports decrease in patients with COVID-19, encourages public to stay vigilant

Coronavirus

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Sovah Health has reported a decrease in people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated for COVID-19 at their hospitals in the past two weeks.

As of Wednesday, March 3, Sovah Health has 19 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated across both campuses, with 10 located in Danville and nine in Martinsville, who have tested positive and are being treated for COVID-19 in our hospitals.

Health officials would like to remind the public that, despite the reported decrease, it is still important to remain vigilant in COVID-19 prevention. Continue to protect yourself and others by:

  • Covering your mouth and nose with a mask,
  • Washing your hands often and well,
  • Staying at least six feet away from others, and
  • Avoid gatherings with anyone who is not a member of your household.

Sovah Health officials report their hospitals have adequate capacity to meet patient needs, including in critical care and intensive care.

Sovah Health has administered or redistributed over 17,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday. Once additional vaccine is received, more clinics and community vaccination events will be scheduled.

Sovah Health continues to take necessary precautions to protect patients and staff from COVID-19, including limiting entry points to the facility, screening all individuals for symptoms of COVID-19, universal masking, and maintaining a limited visitor protocol.

For additional information about the hospitals’ preparation and response to COVID-19, visit SovahHealth.com.

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