EAMC sees lowest number of COVID hospitalizations since March 2020

Published: Mar. 20, 2022 at 11:02 AM EDT
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OPELIKA-VALLEY, Ala. (WTVM) - East Alabama Health is seeing its lowest COVID hospitalizations in two years.

As of Friday, there were only two patients with COVID-19 - one each at the Opelika and Valley campuses of the East Alabama Medical Center.

Those numbers are the lowest total since March 2020 - which was the first peak of COVID-19 in east Alabama, according to the health care organization.

Just two months ago, East Alabama Health recorded its all-time high of 100 patients with COVID-19.

In addition to the low number of COVID hospitalizations, East Alabama Health has gone nearly two weeks without a COVID patient on a ventilator, the hospital announced Friday.

Officials say the longest stretch without a ventilator in use for a COVID patient was 15 days in late February though early March of 2021.

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