NorthCrest Activates Disaster Status Due To COVID-19 Case Spike Overnight
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – NorthCrest Medical Center has reactivated Disaster Status at 2:30 PM Thursday afternoon due to a patient overflow situation. In response to the situation, all elective surgical procedures have been canceled, according to NorthCrest CEO Randy Davis.
According to Davis, Northcrest Medical Center is treating (27) positive COVID-19 patients, going from (6 to 11) patient(s) in ICU overnight, (8) of which are on ventilators.
“Over the last 24 hours, NorthCrest has doubled the number of COVID positive patients requiring ICU beds and ventilators,” Davis told Smokey Barn News. “COVID positive patients combined with non-COVID patients currently occupy all normally available beds, and we are holding a significant number of patients in our ER. All elective surgical procedures have been canceled, and all staff, both non-clinical and clinical, are on standby to come into the hospital and work if needed.”
Robertson County’s running average of COVID-19 cases has been climbing in recent days, currently averaging about 110.4 new cases per day.
With 5339 cases of COVID-19 (total since March 2020) and 4482 recovered, that leaves roughly 814 people in Robertson County centrally with COVID-19 based on Thursday’s numbers, however, that represents only reported numbers from tested citizens.
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