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COVID-19 situation at Goshen Hospital remains 'critical'

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Goshen Health officials say the COVID-19 situation at Goshen Hospital remains “critical.” 

Last week, officials said the hospital is in the midst of its worst patient surge since November 2020. The COVID patient census last Thursday, at 41, was the highest the hospital had seen all year – but now, it’s even higher.

 

A Tuesday release from the hospital said the number of new COVID-19 patients has spiked to over 50 in recent days. On average, about four new COVID patients are admitted each day.

 

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dan Nafziger said the hospital’s intensive care units are full and they’ve had to send some ICU patients to other facilities. But, he says that option may not be available for long as other hospitals fill up.

 

"The people of our community cannot afford to have our hospital focused completely on the needs of COVID-19 patients at the expense of other necessary procedures and surgeries," Nafziger said in the release. "Please review your Christmas plans to reduce everyone’s risk.”

 

Contact Gemma atgdicarlo@wvpe.orgor follow her on Twitter at@gemma_dicarlo.

 

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