April 2: Reid up to 25 positive tests, 63 patients contained

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As of 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, Reid Health has noted 25 lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 tests, and has 63 patients in containment areas.

Reid has submitted 174 COVID-19 tests for processing. Tests include inpatient, outpatient and emergency department testing to date.

Reid officials say because of the lag time in state-reported data, they are sharing their own data with the community.

In addition, officials announced earlier this week that Reid’s data will no longer include the number of negative tests results as studies are showing a relatively high “false negative” outcome of testing.

As of April 2, Indiana has 3,039 cases. There have been 78 deaths in the state, according to Indiana State Department of Health.

Wayne County officials announced Wednesday they have counted four positive COVID-19 cases. State data show 6 cases in Henry County, three cases in Randolph County, 11 cases in Fayette County and 45 in Franklin County.

Franklin County has had six COVID-19 deaths and Fayette County has had two.

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to the illness, what should you do?

Henry Community Health
Henry Community Health has opened a respiratory clinic from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. seven days a week in New Castle.

Those who can manage their symptoms at home are asked to please stay home. However, if you cannot manage your symptoms at home, call the HCH Respiratory Clinic at (765) 599-3443. Health officials request you keep yourself and others safe.

Henry Community Health’s Cambridge City Family Health Partners office continues to remain open Mondays-Fridays, but is now closed on Saturdays so its staff can help at the New Castle respiratory clinic. Those who are feeling ill should call the office before arriving for instructions.

Reid Health
On Friday, Reid announced a new pediatric respiratory clinic available starting Saturday.
It is for pediatric patients under the age of 14 with respiratory symptoms.
• Parent/guardian: Use Reid HealthNOW app (preferred). If you do not have access to the app, call the Respiratory Clinic Hotline at (765) 965-4200.
• You will be referred to a Pediatric Triage Nurse who will advise you of next steps in your child’s care plan.
• An appointment will be made at the Pediatric Respiratory Clinic on Saturday with hours of noon -4 p.m.
Outside of these hours, please use the Reid HealthNOW app (available 24/7) or call the Respiratory Clinic hotline at (765) 965-4200 (available 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 7 days a week).

Anyone with respiratory issues seeking treatment through Reid must:
• First call the COVID-19 hotline at (765) 965-4200 (available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week) or get an initial triage with the Reid HealthNOW virtual care app’s FREE COVID-19 screening. Appointments can only be made during the hotline hours, but screening is available 24 hours.
• If assessed as needing to do more than remain home in isolation, instructions will be given including an appointment time and advised to go to the respiratory clinic. Only patients who have taken this step can receive further assessment at the respiratory clinic.
• If patients with respiratory issues call their normal provider, it is possible they will be referred to the respiratory hotline.
• Respiratory clinic patients will be directed to an area of the parking lot at 1501 Chester Boulevard and remain in their car for initial assessment. Based on triage and testing, when necessary they will be masked and taken into the facility for additional treatment, assessment and direction.
• COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic hotline: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily – (765) 965-4200.
• Respiratory Clinic hours: By appointment only, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
• Free Reid HealthNOW COVID 19 screening: Available 24 hours.

Meanwhile, all other non-related urgent care patients are directed to go to the 1350 Chester Boulevard Reid Health location for normal triage and treatment.

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