Decatur Morgan Hospital dedicates unit to coronavirus patients as cases continue to rise

Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers gave an update on coronavirus in North Alabama during a news conference Monday afternoon.

Posted: Jun 8, 2020 11:59 AM
Updated: Jun 8, 2020 6:50 PM

UPDATE: Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers said there are eight inpatients with coronavirus in Madison County, including seven at Huntsville Hospital Main, one at Madison Hospital and one at Crestwood Medical Center.

Spillers said Decatur has seen an increase with 19 inpatients with coronavirus, including eight in the ICU and five on ventilators. He said this is the highest amount in the Huntsville Hospital system to date.

Spillers also said there is a unit at Decatur Morgan Hospital that’s dedicated to patients with coronavirus, and the hospital is well stocked.

There are four inpatients at Helen Keller Hospital, two at Marshall Medical North and two at Marshall Medical South.

Spillers said there are about 35 inpatients with coronavirus in the entire Huntsville Hospital system. He said this is probably the highest total number to date.

Spillers said there was a lot of testing last week, and he anticipates another busy week.

About 46% of patients being tested for coronavirus now are asymptomatic, according to Spillers. He said about 3.71% of people being tested are having positive results.

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 Madison County Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Birdwell, Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

Find more coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.

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