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Deaconess Health System reports 128 COVID-positive patients, 49 in ICU

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Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 12:49 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - On Friday, Deaconess Health System reported 128 coronavirus patients have been hospitalized across all hospitals.

Officials say 49 of those patients are in the ICU, as of Friday.

Deaconess also reported 27 patients on ventilators.

Deaconess hospital Covid numbers
Deaconess hospital Covid numbers(Deaconess Hospital)

It is a similar story at Ascension St. Vincent. Officials there say 26 people are in the hospital with COVID-19. Eight of those patients in the ICU.

Deaconess officials are asking people to keep themselves and their loved ones safe by wearing masks, watching your distance and washing your hands.

As the current Omicron variant rages on, Dr. Phillip Adams with Deaconess says the December holidays are also contributing the rise in cases.

“I certainly think it is going to get worse before it gets better,” says Dr. Adams. “Like I said, we are a few weeks away from the peak.”

This is concerning to health officials, because some of those COVID-19 treatments, like antibody treatments, are in very low supply.

Antibody infusions are only going to hospitals, and anti-viral pills are only going to pharmacies, according to officials at the Vanderburgh County Health Department.

They say both of those treatments have very specific criteria, due to the low supply.

Dr. Adams encourages anyone interested in learning more about the treatments to visit the Deaconess website to see if you are eligible.

If you need to get tested, you can schedule an appointment on Deaconess’ website.

Friday, the Indiana Department of Health reported 14,933 new COVID-19 cases and 165 new deaths.

The pandemic total in the state is 1,329,423 cases and 18,959 deaths.

The state map shows 473 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 167 new cases in Warrick County, 93 new cases in Dubois County, 44 new cases in Perry County, 47 new cases in Posey County, 83 new cases in Gibson County, 26 new cases in Spencer County, and 20 new cases in Pike County.

Click on the testing map at www.coronavirus.in.gov to find a testing location. Visit ourshot.in.gov to find a vaccination site.

Hoosiers aged 12 to 15 who received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago are now eligible to receive a booster dose following approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FDA.

Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana:

  • Vanderburgh Co. - 40,402 cases, 518 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 9,843 cases, 151 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 14,264 cases, 208 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 3,360 cases, 54 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 4,712 cases, 46 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 8,174 cases, 125 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 4,105 cases, 56 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 2,855 cases, 45 deaths

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