NCH ​​to resume selection procedures after reduction in COVID hospitalizations

NAPLES, Fla. – As the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to decline at both NCH North Naples and NCH Baker hospitals, NCH has resumed elective surgeries.

People whose elective procedures are postponed or canceled should contact their doctor’s office to inquire about scheduling.

As of Thursday, NCH hospitals are caring for 136 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 65 percent were unvaccinated. Of the hospitalized patients who have not been vaccinated, 16 are in critical care with COVID-19, six are on ventilators, and two are pediatric patients.

The positive rate for COVID-19 in the past seven days in NCH is 24.56%. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the NCH has reported 374 COVID-19 deaths. This does not account for COVID deaths for patients who may have been discharged home with the hospice, who subsequently passed away after leaving the hospital, the NCH said.

NCH ​​began postponing elective procedures on January 17 because of an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. NCH ​​to resume selection procedures after reduction in COVID hospitalizations

Tom Vazquez

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