Nov. 24: Gritman Medical Center Weekly COVID-19 Update

We are providing our weekly update on COVID-19 test samples collected, average positivity rates and positive inpatient hospital admissions.

This week’s report covers a six-day period and is being released one day early because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Additional information breaking down COVID-19 cases by age and other demographics is updated daily by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Public Health Idaho–North Central District.

COVID-19 Weekly Reporting (Data reported as of 11:59 p.m. 11/23/21)

6-day positivity rate(1): 6.70% (12 positives/179 total tests)
13-day positivity rate(1): 7.86% (40 positives/509 total tests)
New patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care in the past week who tested positive for COVID-19 (2): 2
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): 158
Cumulative COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since the beginning of the pandemic(4): 40
COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since June 1(4): 29

 


 

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.)

Unvaccinated 81 (80.20%)
Vaccinated 19 (18.81%)
Unable to Determine(6) 1 (0.99%)
TOTAL: 101 (100%)

(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 week’s 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.

Follow our updates at gritman.org/coronavirus and gritman.org/newsroom.

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