October 13, 2021

Covid testing positivity rate: Indiana’s Covid positivity rate is at 9.3% and Shelby County’s positivity rate is 9.9%. Shelby County’s positivity rate is trending down slowly

Vaccination Rate: Indiana is ranked 36 out of the 50 states in reference to COVID vaccinations. Indiana’s vaccination rate is 47% and Shelby County’s vaccination rate is 54.7%.

MHP Priority Care and MHP Pediatrics walk-ins: Walk-in volumes at both locations have increased this week compared to the last couple of weeks.

Emergency Department: The Emergency Department saw an average of 77 patients per day over the last four days. 87 patients were seen on Tuesday. This represents an increase compared to last week.

Inpatient unit: Thirty-four of our 40 beds are occupied on our 3rd-floor inpatient unit.

  • We currently have thirteen critical care patients on the 3rd floor and eight of those patients are due to Covid. Of the eight Covid-related critical care patients, all are unvaccinated.
  • We have six patients on ventilators, plus seven additional patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap. Five of our six ventilated patients are due to Covid and none of those patients are vaccinated.
  • Thirteen of our inpatients are Covid positive and two of those are vaccinated.

Show your gratitude: Now more than ever is the time to tell healthcare workers how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication. You and your family can express how much they mean to you with a new, special opportunity: the Gratitude Group. Simply submit your videos, messages, and/or photos to These messages will be shared internally to all MHP employees! *Please keep the video under 2 minutes.*