MHP Incident Command Update

January 14, 2022

General Update: Indiana’s Covid positivity rate has increased to 28.7% and Shelby County’s has increased to 20.6%. The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 16,563 new cases of Covid-19, an all-time high for the department’s daily update. The previous high was 15,277 on Jan. 7. The state reported 75 more deaths from Covid, increasing the cumulative death toll to 19,393. The seven-day moving average of deaths rose from 32 to 41 per day.

Inpatient unit: All of our 40 beds are full on our 3rd-floor inpatient unit.

  • We currently have 15 critical care patients on the 3rd floor, and 14 (93%) of those patients are due to Covid. Of the 14 Covid-related critical care patients, three are vaccinated.
  • We have six patients on ventilators and all of those patients are Covid positive, and two of those patients are vaccinated. We have five additional patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap, and all of those patients are Covid positive and none of those patients are vaccinated.
  • Twenty-six (65%) of our inpatients are Covid positive, and nineteen (73%) of them are unvaccinated.

Definitions: “Unvaccinated” is defined as the absence of first dose, second dose or booster for Pfizer/Moderna or absence of single-dose Johnson & Johnson. “Partially vaccinated” is defined as the first dose only for Pfizer/Moderna. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as the first and second dose of Pfizer/Moderna or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson. Following the CDC’s guidance, a patient’s booster status does not currently factor into Incident Command’s definition of vaccinated.

Urgent Care and walk-in volumes: Walk-in volumes at Priority Care, MHP Family & Internal Medicineand MHP Pediatrics are all very busy and volumes are above normal. Plus, all offices are experiencing temporary staffing shortages. Wait times have been impacted.

Emergency Department: The Emergency Department saw 81 patients on Wednesday and 82 patients yesterday.