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CVMC has conducted 50 COVID-19 tests; one person currently hospitalized


SYLACAUGA, Ala.  Coosa Valley Medical Center reports it has performed 50 COVID-19 tests and has one patient hospitalized at this time.

CVMC said it will continue sharing COVID-19 information daily to help keep the community informed. CVMC continues to care for patients while strictly adhering to CDC guidelines for those patients who are being tested and/or treated for COVID-19.

In the hospital:

  • 50 COVID-19 tests have been completed at CVMC, not all have been resulted.

  • 1 patient is currently hospitalized at CVMC with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis

  • 4 outpatients confirmed positive for COVID-19 have been advised to immediately quarantine at home

  • 3 inpatients that tested positive have been discharged and advised to immediately quarantine at home

CVMC has implemented deep cleaning protocols in all patient care areas. CVMC team members are actively following meticulous infection control practices including the use of personal protective equipment when necessary.

CVMC has continued to test patients who have active symptoms relative to COVID-19, and remain prepared to provide care to any patient testing positively. CVMC says that the hospital continues to be a safe place for all patients needing care.

The hospital is also asking people to pray twice daily at 1:19. “Beginning immediately, every night at 1:19 a.m. and every day at 1:19 p.m., if you are able to, and choose to do so, we will pause to offer first a prayer of thanksgiving for the opportunity to impact people’s lives. Further, we will pray for God’s peace, replacement of fear with courage and stability around COVID-19.”

The ADPH confirms 12 cases of the virus in Talladega Co with no deaths. Overall, Alabama has confirmed 1,529 cases with 39 reported deaths and 21 confirmed deaths from the virus.

“Reported Deaths” and “Died From Illness” represent the number of individuals who have a positive lab result and are now deceased. To count a person who died from COVID-19 disease, the medical record of the deceased person has to be reviewed by a physician and Infectious Disease and Outbreak staff. Once review is complete, if the death is attributed to COVID-19, the individual will also appear in Died From Illness. Reported Death totals are cumulative and will never decrease.

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