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Huntsville Hospital: Youngest coronavirus inpatient is five weeks old, oldest is 101

We heard from Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle in a news conference on Monday. This comes as the amount of cases and coronavirus-related hospitalizations continue to rise.

Posted: Jul 13, 2020 11:59 AM
Updated: Jul 13, 2020 1:44 PM

UPDATE: Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers said systemwide, there are 205 inpatients with coronavirus. Of these, 116 are in Madison County hospitals.

Spillers said the average age of inpatients with coronavirus in Madison County is in the mid-60s. He said the oldest patient is 101 years old and the youngest is five weeks old. He also said 75% of the patients have some other medical diagnosis besides coronavirus.

Marshall Medical Centers have 31 inpatients with coronavirus. Decatur Morgan Hospital has 26.

There are 20 inpatients with coronavirus at Helen Keller hospital, nine at Athens Limestone Hospital and three at Highlands Medical Center. Spillers said there are no inpatients with coronavirus at Russellville, Lawrence and Lincoln.

Huntsville Hospital will start posting case data to its website and Facebook page.

Spillers said testing volumes are up substantially, and the John Hunt Park testing site will remain open for the foreseeable future. He said there’s a 15% positive test rate in Madison County and 30% rate in the Shoals area.

Right now, Spillers said Huntsville Hospital has about 190 employees out of work because of coronavirus.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle urged people to wear face masks when they go to the polls on Tuesday and said they will be available for people who don’t bring them.

The next news conference is scheduled for Wednesday at noon.

FROM EARLIER:

Officials in Madison County are discussing their response to the coronavirus pandemic in a news conference on Monday at Huntsville City Hall.

At noon, we expect to hear from Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

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