Gardner MA Heywood Hospital CEO Win Brown – Covid Update
Mr. Brown spoke of the current Covid challenges including a 7 day positivity rate of 36 percent and a high hospitalization of 43 Covid inpatients (down from a peak of 48 in the last week) Brown emphasized Central Mass hasn’t peaked yet and Heywood goes through 650 N95 masks and 1000 isolation gowns daily. Some figures since the start of the pandemic: 142,000 specimens tested, 8.6% overall positivity rate, and 300 covid-positive patients have been discharged.
Win Brown noted all staff must be boosted by March 4th and that the blood supply was critically low, suggested the public donate at the Red Cross site in Worcester. To watch this short update, CLICK HERE..