MHP Incident Command Update

January 31, 2022

General update: Shelby County’s current positivity rate is currently 29.5% and Indiana’s positivity rate is 29.6%. The state is reporting that 88% of all new Covid cases are the omicron variant and 12% remain the Delta variant. The state reports that the Covid hospitalization rate is continuing to trend downward.

FREE Covid testing and FREE vaccination clinic: A free mobile testing and vaccination clinic will be open February 2nd through February 5th from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. at 1600 E. SR 44, Suite C (former Purdue Extension Building next to Shelby County Health Department). Register online at or call 211 (866) 211-9966. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted.

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

  • We currently have 9 critical care patients on the 3rd floor, and 5 (56%) of those patients are due to Covid. Of the 5 Covid-related critical care patients, one is vaccinated.
  • We have three patients on a ventilator and all of those patients are Covid positive and one vaccinated. We have five additional patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap, and four of those patients are Covid positive and two of those patients are vaccinated.
  • Twenty (54%) of our inpatients are Covid positive, and twelve (60%) of them are unvaccinated.

Urgent Care and walk-in volumes:

Priority Care experienced the fewest number of patients over the weekend compared to the last several weeks. Today, both Priority Care and MHP Family and Internal Medicine have a typical number of walk-in patients.

Emergency Department: The Emergency Department is currently averaging 68.5 patients per day, which is similar to our normal volume this time of year. The number of Covid infusion patients also continues to decline.