Feb 4, 2022 local COVID update

Exeter Hospital Covid 19 Situational Update For Friday 2/4 at 10am

State wide hospitalizations, case numbers and percent positives are all continuing to improve significantly and have dropped to the lowest numbers we have seen late 2021.  Despite a continuing positive decline they all remain higher than the thresholds for pandemic control.  We need to continue with our existing effective interventions continue to support this decline quickly back to more manageable numbers we saw last spring and summer.

Our local numbers are improving with a lower census, a slight decline in COVID inpatients, a decrease in ICU patients and no vent patients or inpatients holding in the ED this morning.

Our COVID census is now at 15 and we have 4 COVID patients in recovery meaning that 19% of our normal inpatient capacity is still filled with COVID patients.

Exeter continues operating under its Incident Command (IC), crisis response structure.

According to the State’s website we still have 40% of the NH population who are unvaccinated and therefore at serious risk from the virus.  Therefore we strongly encourage our legislators, towns, schools and local businesses to continue to support masking, vaccinations, boosters, social distancing, handwashing and staying home when people are experiencing symptoms.  All of us want to get the pandemic under control as quickly as possible and the worst thing we can do is pause our efforts too early and sacrifice the progress we are now making. 

Mark H. Whitney

Vice President, Strategy, Community Relations and Development

Exeter Health Resources

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