Exeter Hospital Covid 19 Situational Update For Monday 2/7 at 10am

Exeter Hospital Covid 19 Situational Update For Monday 2/7 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 have improved significantly starting the week with a manageable census, less than 10 COVID inpatients, a decrease in ICU patients, only one vent patient and no inpatient holding in the ED this morning (4th day in a row).  As a result our current overall operational status is GREEN for the first time since before the most recent omicron wave started.

Exeter will continue to operate under its Incident Command (IC), crisis response structure and we are currently maintaining our surge capacity out of an abundance of caution. 

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 significant progress we are now making. 

 

If you have further questions let me know and I will work to respond to them in future updates.

 

Our next update will be on Thursday 2/10.

 

 

Mark

Mark H. Whitney

Vice President, Strategy, Community Relations and Development

Exeter Health Resources

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