Phoebe Reports Sunday COVID-19 Numbers

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Monday, April 6th, 2020

As of noon Sunday, these were all Phoebe-related COVID-19 test results:

Total Positive Results – 1,320

Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Main – 40

Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Sumter – 5

Total Positive Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 119

Total Positive Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center - 24

Total Positive Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center – 3

Total Patients Awaiting Test Results – 553

Total Negative Results – 1,933

Total Patients Recovered – 272

Sunday morning, a total of 139 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Phoebe’s main hospital, including 119 who have tested positive and 20 patients under investigation (PUI) who were awaiting test results.  “The numbers show we certainly are nowhere near the end of this public health crisis.  We continue to see patients in our emergency rooms every day who are seriously ill from the virus, but there are some promising signs.  Friday, we discharged more COVID-19 patients from our main hospital than we admitted and transferred.  It’s not a trend yet, but it is good news that shows people are recovering from this illness, and we hope that’s an indication the transmission may be slowing,” said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System Chief Executive Officer.