Hospital Preparing For More Virus Cases

The number of people in Jeff Davis County testing positive for COVID-19 jumped from one to seven over the past week but, according to Jeff Davis Hospital Administrator Barry Bloom, only one person had to be hospitalized. That patient, Bloom said Tuesday, had improved and had already been discharged to go home.
The other patients testing positive for COVID-19 had less serious illnesses and are recuperating at home, he said.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital is not allowing visitors but Bloom said that may change around the first of the month depending on how things progress.
With Gov. Brian Kemp issuing an executive order allowing certain businesses and activities around the state to reopen, Bloom said that, because more people will be out and moving around, the hospital is concentrating on being prepared in case the hospital does begin to see more patients.
As for the possibility of relaxing visitation restrictions at the hospital, Bloom said there will be restrictions on visitors such as wearing masks and keeping the number of visitors limited.

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