Mary Rutan Hospital released data Tuesday detailing the number of COVID-19 tests that have been administered by the facility, relating that 14 patients have tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic arrived locally.
Officials said as of Tuesday, 27 individuals were still awaiting results. In addition, of the 381 total individuals tested by the hospital, 340 tested negative.
Testing statistics will be updated every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and are available at www.maryrutan.org/coronavirusinfo.
Chad Ross, Mary Rutan Hospital chief operations officer, said the facility is committed to keeping residents accurately informed on the progress of COVID-19 testing.
“Our figures will be updated weekly so we can share what is happening in regards to testing conducted through Mary Rutan Hospital. Although this is not a comprehensive number for Logan County, because reporting must come from each individual testing facility, we know that the bulk of our county’s tests are being done through Mary Rutan Hospital.
“We feel strongly that providing this level of transparency is the right thing to do for our community.”
All testing facilities are required to report positive tests results to the Logan County Health District. The total number of positive tests in Logan County are made available daily and can be viewed at www.loganhealth.org.
Monday, the health district reported a total of 22 confirmed cases for Logan County, plus 11 probable cases. Among those 33 cases, 20 individuals were reportedly as recovered from the coronavirus.
Mary Rutan Hospital continues to follow the Ohio Department of Health guidelines to prioritize testing for COVID-19. .
“With a provider’s order, individuals who are symptomatic or receiving essential surgeries/procedures are being tested,” officials related.
Full ODH testing guidelines can be viewed here: www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
As announced May 1, Mary Rutan Hospital has begun reopening medically necessary procedures and visits across the hospital and physician offices.
Nearly all services are now available, or appointments are being made for the coming weeks. Some appointment schedules or methods of providing services may be adjusted to help support social distancing.
“We will continue to monitor COVID-19 in our community and its impact on our facilities and we will adjust services as needed,” hospital officials said. “We share in the hope that the number of new cases will continue to trend downward.
“Until that trend is sustained, however, our approach will be to maintain visitation restrictions, screening checks for staff and patients, masks or face coverings for all patients and staff, increased sanitizing, and physical distancing where possible.”