Tanner Health System is reporting 37 COVID-19 hospitalizations at its Carrollton hospital — the highest number since the pandemic began.
Earlier this year, Tanner Health System had been providing daily updates on cases and hospitalizations of COVID in its facilities. These daily updates are still accessible on the health system’s Twitter page from March 25 to May 8.
May 8 was the last day that the health system provided daily updates on COVID hospitalizations and it has since been giving weekly updates on positive cases. But those weekly updates had not previously included hospitalizations.
Last week was the first week Tanner’s weekly updates included information on hospitalizations.
As of July 23, the health system reported that the hospital in Carrollton had 37 patients hospitalized, which is approximately 20% of the total number of inpatient beds at the facility.
The previous day with the highest number of hospitalizations at the Carrollton hospital was 29 patients on April 1, according to the daily updates.
Additionally, the percentage of positive cases in the health system as a whole as increased from the last weekly update and is now at 13.72%.
Tanner is currently reporting 1,633 positive test results as of July 23, which is an increase of over 250 positive cases in one week. A total of 12,301 tests have been performed and there are 400 tests awaiting results.
Tanner Medical Center in Villa Rica was reporting 17 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, or almost 12% of its 145 total licensed beds. Higgins General Hospital in Bremen had one patient hospitalized with COVID out of its 25 beds, and no patients at Tanner Medical Center at East Alabama in Wedowee.
The heath system is also reporting large numbers of daily positive cases, including 75 positive cases reported in one day for July 13. Other high numbers of positive cases include 67 cases on July 10; 66 cases on July 7; and 59 cases July 14.
Some days, however, had comparatively low numbers of positive cases. Two cases were reported on July 22; eight cases on July 12; and nine cases on July 21.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting that there have been a total of 1,478 cases of COIVD-19 reported from Carroll County and a cumulative total of 122 hospitalized, with 42 deaths reported.