COVID-19 Update from Sovah Health - January 6, 2021

January 6, 2021

Sovah Health has established a regular update to share information with the public related to COVID-19 including the status of hospital operations and the safety measures being taken to protect our patients, staff and community. These updates will be delivered every two weeks by various clinical and physician leaders and will be available on the hospitals’ social media channels and website.

As of January 6, 2021: Currently, Sovah Health has 51 patients across both campuses, with 30 located in Danville and 21 in Martinsville, who have tested positive and are being treated for COVID-19 in our hospitals. While this is a decrease since our last update, please note the number of patients fluctuate daily. In the last two weeks, we have hit the highest number of patients at our Danville campus with 33 on January 4, 2021 and 28 in Martinsville on December 23, 2020.

We urge our community to continue to follow the guidelines by masking, practicing social distancing, and frequent hand hygiene. At this time, our hospitals have adequate capacity to meet patient needs, including in critical care and intensive care.

This week, Dr. Cabanas, Hospitalist, shares what Sovah Health is doing to keep patients and staff safe as well as the CDC’s guidance on what to expect if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or if you are awaiting a COVID-19 test result.

Sovah Health continues to take all the necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19, including limiting entry points to the facility, screening all individuals for symptoms of COVID-19, universal masking, and maintaining a limited visitor protocol.

Sovah Health reminds the public to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, and wearing a mask or face covering while in public.

For additional updates, please visit our COVID-19 Preparedness Information webpage.