Covid testing positivity rate: Indiana’s Covid positivity rate is at 7.8% and Shelby County’s positivity rate is 7.9%. Shelby County’s positivity rate continues to slowly trend downward, but remains in the “orange” status. School age children represent the 2nd highest age group testing positive for Covid. Persons aged 30-39 represent the highest positivity age group. The FDA has approved the Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 5-11. Children will receive 1/3 of the adult dose. Distribution could begin as soon as next week for children aged 5-11.

MHP Priority Care and MHP Pediatrics walk-ins: Walk-in volumes at both locations have steadied and are in line with our normal volumes for this time of year.

Emergency Department: The Emergency Department saw an average of 64 patients per day over the last four days. This represents a decrease compared to last week. We are infusing fewer patients compared to previous weeks with the Covid antibody infusion drugs.

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

  • We currently have ten critical care patients on the 3rd floor and four of those patients are due to Covid. Of the four Covid-related critical care patients, all are unvaccinated.
  • We have four patients on ventilators, plus four additional patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap. Two of our four ventilated patients are due to Covid and none of those patients are vaccinated.
  • Fourteen 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 your video under 2 minutes.*