COVID-19 Update from Cottage Health

Below is a status update as of October 23, 2020.

  • Cottage Health is caring for a total of 294 patients across all campuses.

  • 240 are acute care patients; 148 acute care beds remain available.

  • Of the 240 acute care patients, 7 patients are on ventilators. 79 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators).

  • Of the 240 acute care patients, 3 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms; 3 are confirmed COVID-19 positive. Of the 3 patients in isolation, 0 are in critical care.

  • From Oct 5-11:
    2,532 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 39 positive, 2,492 negative, 1 pending

  • From Oct 12-18:
    2,515 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 36 positive, 2,367 negative, 112 pending

COVID-19 Daily Report - October 23, 2020

Available Acute Care Beds* In Use Available Total
Adult medical-surgical beds 181 57 238
Adult intensive care beds 35 30 65
Antepartum and postpartum beds 11 26 37
Pediatric medical-surgical beds 5 13 18
Pediatric intensive care beds 1 7 8
Neonatal intensive care beds 7 15 22
240 148 388

Potential Surge Capacity

  • 168 bed/cot spaces and 87 acute care beds, pending equipment and staffing
  • 33 of these beds currently have available equipment
  • 0 of these 87 currently have available staffing
Ventilators In Use Available Total
Neonatal ventilators - 13 13
Adult/ pediatric ventilators 7 66 73
7 79 86
Surge Plan--Current identified anesthesia machines for additional capacity 39
COVID-19, Confirmed/Suspected No Ventilator Ventilator Total
COVID-19, stable condition 3 - 3
COVID-19, critical condition - - -
3 - 3
COVID-19, confirmed hospitalized patients** 3
Laboratory Tests*** 10/05/2020 - 10/11/2020 10/12/2020 - 10/18/2020
Total Samples Collected 2,532 2,515
COVID-19 Positive Result 39 36
COVID-19 Negative Result 2,492 2,367
Result Pending 1 112
2,531 2,403
% of final results, positive 1.54% 1.50%

*Does not include Psychiatry or Rehabilitation

**Effective April 22, 2020, reporting guidelines by California Department of Public Health, modified "Confirmed Patients" to include only those with a positive laboratory test.

***Laboratory tests ordered and collected by Cottage. Laboratory results take up to four (4) days to result.

Archive of Cottage Health COVID-19 Daily Reports

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May 2020

April 2020

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