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Rapid Increase in COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reported by Huntington Hospital

COVID patients have increased by 70 percent

Published on Monday, November 30, 2020 | 5:00 am

Huntington Hospital saw a 70 percent increase in patients being treated for COVID-19 over the past week.

Last week on Sunday, the hospital reported 31 patients battling the virus.

This Sunday, Nov. 29, the hospital’s dashboard reported 53 COVID-19 hospitalizations. 

The increase comes almost a week after Huntington Hospital President and CEO Dr. Lori J. Morgan told the Pasadena City Council that the hospital is “seeing rapid increases in in-patient admissions and in the number of COVID tests that we are doing.’’

On Sunday, city officials reported an additional 36 new cases of the virus but no additional fatalities.

All told, city officials have reported 3,671 cases and 132 deaths. The city’s case rate has been increasing over the past two weeks. 

Huntington Hospital currently has 47 intensive care unit beds that could currently be staffed.

The hospital is still a ways from its highest count of COVID-19 patients which was 79 on April 29.

Morgan said the hospital’s seven-day average for positive COVID tests four weeks ago was 51. Over the past two weeks that number rose to 106.  Four weeks ago, the average patient battling COVID-19 was 21. Since that time, the average age has risen to 38.

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