07/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/06/2020 12:02
Monday, July 6, 2020 @ 12:17 p.m. -
Albany, Ga. - As of noon Monday, these were Phoebe's COVID-19 numbers:
'As our number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients remained steady in the thirties for several weeks, we reduced the public reporting of our numbers to once a week. In keeping with our pledge of transparency, we promised to include additional public releases if conditions warranted. Today, we feel compelled to share our most current numbers since we are over 50 COVID-19 patients for the first time since late May. Friday, we admitted seven new COVID-19 patients in Albany, our highest one-day total since May 22, and we know other communities in Georgia are currently seeing even greater increases. These numbers should serve as a warning to every Georgian. This virus has not gone away. People are still getting sick, and the number of patients requiring hospitalization is increasing. The only way to reverse that trend is through adherence to CDC guidelines. That means wearing masks, practicing proper social distancing, avoiding crowds and washing or sanitizing your hands often. We encourage Georgians to recommit themselves to following these guidelines to protect themselves and those around them,' said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System Chief Executive Officer.