Covenant Health resumes Covid reports

Sandra ClarkOur Town Health

We’re still in a pandemic, folks, even if we all want it to end. Wishing does not make it so. And the state and county health departments have reduced information to a once-a-week posting. We need easy, accessible testing, more people getting vaccinated and quicker information. That’s why this is good news:


Covenant Health has resumed Covid-19 reports to the community via an online dashboard. The dashboard shows collective data from Covenant Health’s nine acute-care hospitals, as well as hospital-specific data for each facility. Covenant Health’s nine hospitals are in eight counties: Anderson, Claiborne, Cumberland, Hamblen, Knox (2), Loudon, Roane and Sevier.

The dashboards will be updated daily at noon at CovenantHealth.com/covid-19-dashboard and shared on health system and hospital Facebook pages Monday through Friday.

The dashboards reflect case counts by ICU and non-ICU patients, the percentage of unvaccinated patients by ICU and non-ICU, the median age of patients in the ICU and those not in the ICU, and a 30-day trend of case numbers.

Covenant Health recommends following the five core actions to prevent coronavirus infections: social distancing, wearing a mask, frequent hand washing and cleaning surfaces regularly, staying home when sick and getting vaccinated. Covenant Health encourages everyone to get the Covid-19 vaccine and a flu shot to help prevent the spread of illness and protect the health of our communities. More information is available at CovenantHealth.com/Coronavirus.

For individuals who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or symptoms of other non-emergency conditions, Covenant Health offers “Helen,” a virtual chat-bot that can assist visitors to CovenantHealth.com with symptom checking and scheduling an appointment with a physician.

Information provided by Covenant Health PR/Communications; introduction provided by Sandra Clark.

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