Oct. 7: Gritman Medical Center Weekly COVID-19 Update

Our hospital’s COVID-19 patient care unit has once again filled to capacity. In the past week, we have seen our highest number of COVID-19-positive patients being admitted for inpatient treatment. Both the 7-day and 14-day test positivity rates have increased as well.

We are urgently asking everyone who can be vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. Resources on where to get vaccinated are available at vaccines.gov. Please continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing to help stop the spread of the disease. There is a way out of the pandemic if we all work together to protect the health and safety of ourselves and our neighbors.

Gritman Medical Center continues to operate under contingent standards of care and we will change our status as the situation requires. Our hospital and clinics are open and safe for care–please do not defer the care you need.

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 11:59 p.m. 10/06/21)

7-day positivity rate(1): 17.72% (76 positives/429 total tests)
14-day positivity rate(1): 17.37% (148 positives/852 total tests)
New patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care in the past week who tested positive for COVID-19 (2): 13
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): 132
Cumulative COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since the beginning of the pandemic(4): 25
COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since June 1(4): 14

 


 

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 62 (82.67%)
Vaccinated 13 (17.33%)
TOTAL: 75 (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.

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