Mount Nittany Health weekly COVID update (April 16)

There are currently 27 COVID-19 positive inpatients at Mount Nittany Medical Center, ages 28 to 89, with an average daily census of 25 COVID-19 positive inpatients so far this month. By comparison, there was a total of 96 COVID-19 positive inpatients in February, averaging 18 inpatients per day.

To date, we’re pleased to have given 35,089 vaccines, with 4,305 future vaccines scheduled.  

The past month has seen an uptick in community cases of COVID-19, and a steady increase in COVID-related hospitalizations which has us very concerned.

Our goal throughout the pandemic has always been to deliver the safest, best possible care to our COVID positive patients, as well as, all other patients, including surgical cases.

We continue to be committed to vaccinating as many people as we can, as quickly as we can following Pennsylvania Department of Health distribution guidelines. 

Anyone 16 and older, according to DOH guidelines, is encouraged to sign up for a vaccine on our COVID-19 webpage at mountnittany.org/coronavirus. Just click on the link: “Join the waitlist,” and complete the form at your earliest convenience. When it’s your turn for the COVID-19 vaccine, we will contact you with your appointment date and time.

Because it will take many months to vaccinate everyone, we cannot stress enough how essential it is that we remain vigilant in the face of this very serious virus. We are not out of the woods yet, and we must work together to stay strong and continue to consistently practice safety measures including masking, frequent hand washing and social distancing.