‘Good trend to be seeing’: Number of COVID-19 in-patients at Bryan Health drops significantly

Bryan Health officials say they're seeing some good signs when it comes to the number of COVID-19 patients being treated in their hospitals. 
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Bryan Health officials say they’re seeing some good signs when it comes to the number of COVID-19 patients being treated in their hospitals.

John Woodrich, CEO of Bryan Medical Center, said they’ve seen the number of in-patients being treated for coronavirus drop from 30 on June 1 to 13 on Monday.

“Good trend to be seeing,” Woodrich said. “But as we keep telling people, still continue to social distance. Wear a mask. This is what’s allowing us to be successful in taking care of this virus in this area.”

Bob Ravenscroft, vice president of advancement, says he credits the community for wearing masks and adhering to social distancing measures.

Ravenscroft said it’s too soon to tell whether there may be an increase in cases following a week of protests over the death of George Floyd. In some cases, groups of hundreds of protesters – some of whom were not wearing masks – gathered in Lincoln and Omaha. It could be weeks before any potential spike in cases would be noticeable, Ravenscroft said.

To date, Bryan has administered 10,472 tests and received 1,411 positive results.

 

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