No COVID-19 hospitalizations at Schneck



Dr. Eric Fish, president and chief executive officer of Schneck Medical Center, said that’s the number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 at the Seymour hospital.

He shared that good news during Monday night’s Schneck board of trustees meeting.

“We’ve not had any for the last couple of days, so that’s good to see,” he said.

More good news came in the form of Schneck partnering with local industries to administer COVID-19 vaccines to their employees.

That started last week, and Fish said one industry had 25 people vaccinated.

“Industries had reached out and asked for us to vaccinate, so we’ve started, and that has gone very well,” he said.

Kelly Franklin, director of WellLife by Schneck, reached out to her key contacts at each industry to offer an onsite vaccination clinic.

“What we typically do is they send out a tool that gauges the amount of interest that company has, asking employees, team members ‘Would you be interested if we were to bring this onsite?’ to determine what that projection would be,” said Susan Zabor, vice president of clinical and provider management and chief quality officer for Schneck.

The industry then picks a date and time for the clinic and which one of the three types of the vaccine it wants to administer.

“I think that’s a great opportunity for industry and a great opportunity for us, too,” board President Rick Smith said.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday that 5,053 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, seeing an increase of two from Monday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 3.8%, a 0.8% decrease from Monday’s 4.6%, according to the department’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The rate is determined by a seven-day moving average with a six-day lag to give time to receive comprehensive results. The current positivity rate for the county would be for May 12 to 18.

Jackson County is currently classified as a level 0.5 county and a yellow level threat.

No deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Tuesday, leaving the county’s death toll at 74.

There have been 58,712 COVID tests administered to 19,341 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 44 from Monday’s total.

The latest results are as of 11:59 p.m. Monday. The coronavirus dashboard is updated at noon daily.

Also Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 15,285 or 34.5% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 14,632 or 33% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,603,648 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 2,444,568 are fully vaccinated.

On Tuesday, 525 additional Hoosiers across the state were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the ISDH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.

This brings the total number of Hoosiers known to have had the novel coronavirus to 741,053 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 13,149 with 12 new deaths reported Tuesday.

For the state, a total of 10,347,677 tests have been administered, an increase of 14,646 from Monday.

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