Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Augusta University Health is looking to its drive-through coronavirus testing facility to help identify patients who have the virus. (Source: WRDW)
AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Various hospitals around the CSRA continue to update their numbers in regard to positive cases of COVID-19
With the most recent numbers, Augusta University Health says they've confirmed 20 cases of the virus.
However, AU also says they've had 435 negative cases with 600+ more still pending.
The hospital continues to see people utilizing their hotline and telemedicine service, fielding 273 hotline calls and 502 telemedicine screenings.
The drive-thru testing facility has also seen 96 visitors.
Over at Doctors Hospital, they have had a third patient test positive for the virus, but they've already been discharged to their home for self-quarantine. They are also investigating 19 patients.
At University Hospital, officials said that as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the hospital had collected 148 specimens for testing. The hospital also gave these other statistics:
• 1 positive outpatient quarantined at home
• 1 positive inpatient (earlier listed as a presumed positive but now confirmed)
• 43 negative results
• 103 results outstanding
• 30 inpatients awaiting test results
The hospital's COVID-19 telehealth nurses have completed almost 1,500 calls, and 160 people have received online screening through MyChart E-visits. The COVID-19 telehealth number, open to the community from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, is 706-828-2477.
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