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DCH Coronavirus Update 2-12-21

DCH Coronavirus Update 2-12-21

Educator Thanks

Yesterday the Tuscaloosa City Schools dropped off over 80 thank-you notes from educators who were able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the DCH remote site last weekend or during the current week. The notes have been compiled and are being posted on large boards so that those administering the vaccines can read through them all.

By tomorrow evening, DCH expects to have provided 6,500 vaccines since last Saturday to those in phases 1A, 1B and those who are 65 or older. To put that in context, last week we provided about 1,400 vaccines (in large part due to supply limitations).

Below are images of just a few of the submitted notes. To our local educators, we are grateful for all the kind comments. Likewise, we salute you and send a big thank you to all of you who have continued your calling to teach despite the difficult circumstances. We appreciate you!

101 and Still Going Strong!

Reaching the age of 100 seems like a lofty goal to many of us. Christine Fink reached that goal and ran right past it today when she turned 101.

A resident at Fayette Medical Center’s Long Term Care facility, Fink enjoys watching television and reading, especially tabloid magazines. She likes to participate in the facility’s special events because they give her the chance to dress up. Even though she cannot have a big party with her family this year, the Fayette Medical Center LTC staff planned a big day for her including getting her hair done, an interview with the Fayette Times-Record and her favorite pizza.

In an effort to make her day special, the staff decorated her room door and placed a specially made mailbox outside her room for cards.

“It’s great to have her at our facility,” said Theresa Dumpson, activities coordinator for LTC. “She’s a part of our family, and we want to make her day as special as possible.”

After all, it is not every day that a person turns 101.

COVID-19 Information

To protect patient privacy, DCH has established a minimum threshold of five for reporting numbers of inpatients with laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

DCH Health System internal counts as of 2:25 p.m. on 2/12/21:

  • 69 inpatients within the DCH system who are positive for COVID-19.
  • 16 inpatients who are positive for COVID-19 are being treated in the ICU.
  • 8 who are positive for COVID-19 are on ventilators.
  • Five or fewer who are positive for COVID-19 are on a BiPAP.
  • 8,289 (cumulative) unique positives for COVID-19 tests including results from the ED, triage tent and inpatient. These individuals are not necessarily in the hospital.
  • 36,582 (cumulative) unique negatives for COVID-19 at DCH sites.
  • 10,011 (cumulative) positive COVID-19 at DCH sites. These individuals are not necessarily in the hospital.
  • 66,661 (cumulative) negative tests at DCH sites.
  • 2,776 inpatients (cumulative) who were positive for COVID-19 have been discharged.
  • 518 inpatients (cumulative) who were positive for COVID-19 have died at DCH. This is not an indication of the cause of death, only that the individuals were positive for COVID-19 at the time of death.
  • 263 Tuscaloosa County residents (cumulative) who were positive for COVID-19 have died (per the Alabama Department of Public Health).