696 cases in Alabama. 4 deaths.
Lee County Coroner Bill Harris on Saturday said five patients died between Friday morning and 3:15 p.m. Saturday. All had been hospitalized at East Alabama Medical Center.
Two of the deaths were Lee County residents and three were residents from Chambers County, Harris said. There are currently 19 patients being treated at East Alabama Medical Center for novel coronavirus.
Harris said one of the victims who died was 51 years old and lived in Lee County. Another one of the victims was in his 80s. Additional details weren’t immediately available.
“Our hospital family expresses its collective condolences to the families of these five patients,” stated Laura Grill, EAMC President and CEO.
“As everyone knows, this virus has taken a toll on our nation and world, and our community is not exempt from that. Our hearts and prayers are with these families at this very difficult time … the ICU staff, respiratory therapists and physicians who worked most closely with these patients are especially struggling and we ask that the community lift them up.” …”
Make that 9 deaths.
5 people have died in East Alabama Medical Center from coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Lee County, AL which is the home of Auburn University currently has 56 cases.
Is the virus fake news? Is it a Democrat hoax to ruin Donald Trump’s presidency? Earlier this month, I succeeded in convincing a family member to quit their job in Lee County and quarantine themselves until this is over. This was two weeks before the first reported case in Alabama.
“By some definitions, Glenn Adams has a mild form of COVID-19. This is what “mild” means.
Through Wednesday morning, he had been sick for eight days. He runs a fever. His joints and body are wracked with pain, according to his wife Jennifer Adams, a professor at Auburn and director of the university’s School of Communication and Journalism.
“He can’t sleep because his body hurts so much,” she said in a phone interview on Wednesday. “His fever always races at night.”
Glenn Adams is one of 29 people in Lee County — and 283 statewide through Wednesday morning — who have confirmed cases of coronavirus in Alabama. He is 46 years old and does not have any underlying health conditions. …”
Jennifer Adams happens to be an acquaintance of ours. Don’t ask me how. I will just say that we know this woman.
There is an even bigger disaster unfolding an hour away from my hometown in Albany, GA where the local hospital has been hit by a medical DDOS attack.
“(CNN) A southwest Georgia hospital that’s reporting about a quarter of the state’s coronavirus deaths says it has reached capacity in three intensive-care units.
The ICUs within Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany are filled with “critically ill Covid-19 patients,” Phoebe Putney Health System said in a news release Wednesday. A fourth ICU was previously opened to care for patients not infected with the virus.
The system has four medical centers in Albany, Americus and Sylvester, as well as other facilities, but Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is facing the worst of the pandemic. Of Georgia’s 47 deaths from coronavirus, 12 patients had died at the Albany facility as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the hospital system.
“As this public health crisis in southwest Georgia gets more severe, we have been reaching out to other hospitals in our part of the state,” the system’s CEO, Scott Steiner, said. “I am pleased that every one of our regional partners we spoke to in the last 24 hours agreed to assist by accepting patient transfers from us.”
“Medical professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak across the U.S. are documenting their raw truths of what’s happening beyond the waiting room doors.
Two health care workers from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia, taped video diaries on Thursday where every bed in the Intensive Care Unit is occupied by patients with coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, and where, to date, 16 people have died.
In a 15-minute diary, Dr. Enrique Lopez is inside the garage at his home and self-quarantined to protect his wife and three children from possibly contracting the viral infection that’s killed almost 25,000 around the world.
Lopez, who showed in the video he’s covered in ant bites from living in the garage, shows photographs of his family and says, “I look at those pictures every single day, and I realize that we are in the fight of our lives.” …”
There are now 2,446 cases of coronavirus in Georgia. 224 of those cases and 17 deaths are in Dougherty County in Southwest Georgia. The whole region is infected.
This isn’t some distant tragedy unfolding in New York City like on 9/11 that we are going to watch on television. The virus is here now establishing itself in the most rural corners of the Deep South. It is going to reap its bloody toll here in April in our own communities.
Note: If you don’t believe the media and I generally don’t either, believe your local hospitals. They have no reason to lie to you about the virus.