Phoebe Reports Thursday COVID-19 Numbers

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Friday, May 1st, 2020

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

Total Positive Results – 2,305

Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 80

Total Positive Deaths from Phoebe Sumter – 23

Total Positive Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 64

Total Positive Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center - 17

Total Positive Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center – 1

Total Patients Awaiting Test Results – 191

Total Negative Results – 4,739

Total Patients Recovered – 1,767

In the last 24 hours, Phoebe received 68 test results throughout the health system.  That number includes 54 negative results and 14 positives, including one additional death of a positive COVID-19 patient.

“Even as our COVID-19 numbers trend in the right direction, we continue to increase our capacity to care for COVID-19 patients.  We are pleased the state’s new drive-through COVID-19 testing site that opened in Albany on Sunday seems to be working well.  Yesterday, we only swabbed 24 patients in our Albany drive-through collection site.  As we announced yesterday, we will be closing down that site at the end of the day today as the state takes over testing in our area.  Phoebe will continue to provide testing at many of our clinics, and we will administer rapid tests for any patient being admitted to the hospital,” said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System Chief Executive Officer.