We are providing our bi-weekly update on COVID-19 test samples collected, average positivity rates and positive inpatient hospital admissions.
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Gritman Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Brown breaks down what we know and don’t know about the Omicron variant, and how it might impact COVID-19 treatment in our community, at gritman.org/newsroom.
Our reporting is now bi-weekly. Gritman’s next COVID-19 testing and hospitalization data will be released Jan. 6.
COVID-19 Bi-Weekly Reporting (Data reported as of 11:59 p.m. 12/22/21)
|7-day positivity rate(1):||5.17% (12 positives/232 total tests)|
|14-day positivity rate(1):||6.68% (31 positives/464 total tests)|
|New patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care in the past two weeks who tested positive for COVID-19 (2):||5|
|Total cumulative count of patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic(3):||169|
|Cumulative COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since the beginning of the pandemic(4):||41|
|COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since June 1(4):||30|
Total COVID-19 Positive Inpatient Admissions Since June 1, 2021(5)
(The date of June 1, 2021, was selected because vaccinations were widely distributed and available by that time.)
|Unable to Determine(6)||1 (0.89%)
(1) This number reflects the positivity rate for COVID-19 test samples (polymerase chain reaction – PCR) resulted by Gritman Medical Center for the time period listed.
(2) Inpatient admissions data is calculated since issue of the previous report. Due to patient privacy considerations, we are not releasing daily hospital admission and discharge information at this time. As a small hospital in a rural area, publicly reporting daily admission and discharge information for a specific condition presents privacy challenges.
(3) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Hospitalizations are reported in a manner consistent with how they are reported to the regional and national public health authorities.
(4) As reported by public health authorities.
(5) The date of June 1, 2021, was selected because vaccinations were widely distributed and available by that time.
(6) It is not always possible to determine the vaccination status of a patient.