MHP Incident Command Update
January 5, 2022
General Update: Indiana’s overall Covid positivity is 20.5% and Shelby
County’s positivity rate is 17.3%. Both have increased since Monday. The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 172 more deaths
from COVID-19 and another increase in statewide hospitalizations. Officials
said 3,207 people were hospitalized due to the virus as of Monday, an
increase from 3,164 the previous day. That’s the highest number
since Dec. 9, 2020.
Pediatric Covid update: Riley Hospital for Children reports that it has admitted nearly four times
as many children for COVID-19 treatment in recent weeks as in any previous
wave during the pandemic. Riley Hospital was at 87% capacity on Tuesday morning.
Inpatient unit: All 40 of our 40 beds remain full on our 3rd-floor inpatient unit.
- We currently have 10 critical care patients on the 3rd floor, and 9 (90%)
of those patients are due to Covid. Of the 10 Covid-related critical care
patients, only two are vaccinated.
- We have seven patients on ventilators and six of those patients are Covid
positive and only one patient is vaccinated. We have seven additional
patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap, and all of those patients are
- Twenty-six (65%) of our inpatients are Covid positive, and twenty (77%)
of them are unvaccinated.
Regeneron supply: As of this morning, we have 16 doses of Regeneron remaining. We performed a record high of 42 infusions one day last week and we infused
37 patients yesterday.We will run out of Regeneron today. We expect to receive 48 additional
doses later this week, but that will not last more than 36 hours.
Urgent Care and walk-in volumes: Priority Care saw over 90 urgent care patients yesterday. MHP Family &
Internal Medicine and MHP Pediatrics consistently see between 60-70 walk-in
patients each day per office. The Emergency Department is averaging between
70-80 patients per day and the majority of patients continue to present
with high acuity.
Don't visit an Emergency Room for just a COVID test. - This will help
us in treating patients who require emergency care.
Need a Rapid Covid test? How about a Covid vaccine or booster? January 5th through January 8th from 12PM to 8PM, the Indiana State Department of Health will be offering
Covid testing and Covid vaccines and boosters at the Shelby County Fairgrounds
in the Brinson Building at 500 Frank Street.