Newman Regional Health reports 12% bed capacity | Free

Newman Regional Health continued to report low bed capacity Thursday, with an average of only three beds available between October 6 and October 19.

During this period, the hospital reported a daily average of 22 hospitalized patients – both COVID and non-COVID admissions – with 20 beds outside the ICU and two beds in the ICU.

The hospital also saw an average of six COVID-19 positive patients each day, including two patients through Express Care, one through the emergency room, one inpatient, and two in the intensive care unit.

Between July 1 and October 19, 42 COVID-19 patients (91.3%) were in the hospital while only four patients (8.7%) were vaccinated.

The average waiting time for transfers was between 17 minutes and two days, one hour and 40 minutes, with a median time of one hour and 27 minutes.

On Wednesday, Lyon County Public Health reported 18 new positive and 16 recoveries, bringing the county’s number of active cases to 86. Three residents of the county were listed as hospitalized.

A total of 5,506 positives have been reported since March 2020, including 5,330 recoveries and 90 deaths. Two deaths have been investigated in the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Of 86 active cases, 22 are currently considered breakthrough cases, with four patients receiving the Janssen vaccine, 12 Moderna and six Pfizer.

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