DCH Hits Highest COVID-19 Inpatient Total Since Aug. 21

TUSCALOOSA, AL. — The number of inpatient COVID-19 cases for DCH Health System across its three hospitals has hit its highest mark in more than a month, according to Monday’s update from DCH.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, DCH reported 69 inpatient COVID-19 cases, which is up from 50 two weeks ago and represents the most patients being treated in the hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus since the system reported 69 cases on Aug. 21.

The number of COVID-19 patients being treated in the hospital’s intensive care units (ICUs) as of Monday afternoon — 25 — is also the same number seen on Aug. 21 and a total increase of five over the last two weeks.

While inpatient totals at DCH have been on a steady climb since Labor Day weekend and the beginning of in-person instruction for local schools and colleges, Monday’s inpatient figures are still well-short

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