COVID-19 Report - 10/22/21
October 22, 2021
At Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, our top priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of our patients, providers, employees, and community. We are reporting this weekly data for the purposes of transparency and public health.
The past seven days saw a dramatic decrease in new admissions to the hospital for COVID-19. We are pleased to report that the number of COVID-positive patients admitted to NNRH dropped from 34 last week to 19 this week. Compared to the situation two weeks ago – when we saw 47 new admissions – this is a 60% decrease. The numbers are trending in the right direction, and we are cautiously optimistic that the worst of the recent surge is behind us.
Unfortunately, there were five COVID-positive patients who passed away at our hospital this week. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of these individuals. Another sobering statistic is that the number of COVID-19 patients requiring care in our ICU remained at 13 for the third week in a row. This serves as a reminder that we’re not out of the woods yet. Now is not the time to lower our guard.
We continue to ask our neighbors to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please do your part by wearing a mask in public, maintaining physical distancing, practicing good hand hygiene, and – above all – getting vaccinated. Find a list of nearby vaccination sites at www.vaccines.gov.
Please note that our hospital continues to offer outpatient testing for COVID-19 every day of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You must have a physician’s order to undergo COVID-19 testing at our facility. After your provider has sent the order, please report to our Emergency Department waiting room before 4:45 PM.
As always, if you or a family member require medical attention, please do not hesitate to come to the hospital for care. Our facility is clean and safe, and you will be seen by a qualified provider. If you are experiencing an emergency of any kind, please call 9-1-1 immediately.