Bryan Health reports 6 in-house COVID-19 patients

Bryan Health officials said Wednesday there are currently six in-patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bryan facilities. 
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Bryan Health officials said Wednesday there are currently six in-patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bryan facilities.

To date, Bryan has received 40 positive COVID-19 tests among 36 unique patients. The discrepancy comes from people who had tested positive and then re-tested positive at a later date. Bryan also reports 853 negative tests with 154 still pending.

Of the six in-house patients, five are from Lancaster County. A total of four people are on ventilators, and an additional nine people are in the ICU.

Bob Ravenscroft, vice president of advancement at Bryan Health, said hospitals are in critical need of disposable gowns.

In early March, Bryan facilities were using approximately 1,400 gowns a day. That number was cut to 622 a day through measures such as cancelling elective surgeries.

Bryan has ordered 100,000 disposable gowns from China and 3,000 washable gowns from Mexico. Both shipments are expected to arrive in late April.

While workers are using less gowns, Ravenscroft said the need remains. Workers have the potential to use 150 gowns per day caring for a single COVID-19 patient. While there hasn’t been a surge of patients at this time, he said the extra gowns would be necessary to protect staff interacting with the patients.

 

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