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  • Major Health Partners: MHP COVID-19 update 12-21-20

    MHP COVID-19 Update                 DATE: December 21, 2020
     
    UPDATES FROM INCIDENT COMMAND:

    • Covid Vaccines:  Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paula Gustafson received the first dose of her Covid vaccine over the weekend.   Several MHP staff and Shelby County First Responders have also rolled up their sleeves to receive the vaccine over the last several days.          
    • Bamlanivimab “Bam” monoclonal drug for Covid treatment.  By the end of the day, we will have infused 170 patients with this Eli Lilly monoclonal drug.  We have a sufficient supply of both Regeneron and Bamlanivimab for our current needs.  We have a 3.5% admission rate for patients who have received “bam”, which remains well below the admission rate for patients that did not receive the drug.  Eli Lilly’s CEO was on Sunday’s Face the Nation television program touting the drug and the effectiveness and encouraging hospitals to continue using it.            
    • Positivity Rate:  The positivity rate is 12.2% for Indiana and 13.89% for Shelby County, so we are finally trending in a better direction after several weeks of increases. 
     
     
    • MHP TESTING STATUS:
      • Number of NEW positive results: 54 new positive cases since 12/18/2020
        • Out of the 54 new positive cases, 10 patients required inpatient care and 44 remained outpatient. 
     
     
    • MHP INPATIENT STATUS:
      • Current number of 3rd floor inpatients:  35 and 8 of those patients are in the Critical Care Unit (CCU).  We were full over the weekend, but have since experienced discharges, so we have bed capacity at this time. 
        • Number of available 3rd floor beds: 5
      • Currently, we have 24 inpatients that tested positive for COVID.
     
    • MHP EMERGENCY DEPT STATUS:
      • Number of total ER patients in last 24 hours: 42 patients
     
     
    • VENT STATUS:
      • Number of vents currently in use and number of vents available:
        • We have 2 ventilator(s) in use and 4 BiPAPs in use, 1 trilogy unit is in use.  This leaves us with 14 ventilation units available.