Two Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Tested at Evangelical Community Hospital
Mar 26, 2020 09:26AM
● By Erica Shames
Evangelical Community Hospital has tested two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. No additional details related to the individual patients will be released. For the most up-to-date statistics about COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website at http://www.Health.PA.gov.
“We were prepared for this eventuality,” said Kendra Aucker, President and CEO, Evangelical Community Hospital. “The staff who conducted the testing and managed the care of these patients adhered to all Hospital safety protocols, which are consistent with CDC guidelines. The Hospital remains safe for community members to seek their care here.”
“I want to encourage everyone to remain vigilant in your use of preventive measures, like washing your hands regularly and avoiding any gatherings of more than 10 people, but we must also support one another. Remain calm; check on your neighbor; offer to help when you see the need; simply be kind to one another,” added Aucker. “This is a challenging new normal for us all. We must respond with compassion.”
As of Thursday, March 26, 2020, Evangelical has tested 128 people with 24 negative results, 2 positive, and 102 pending. It’s important to note: as the number of tests increase, the likelihood of confirmed positive cases also increases.
The Hospital is regularly issuing updates about changes in procedures, cancellations, alternative testing sites, and other news at evanhospital.com/virus, as well as through its social media outlets.