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Here is where you'll find updates as they happen about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and VUMC's preparations.

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/27/21

  We are seeing a steady rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is especially concerning as we head into flu season. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in our health system are the highest they have been since the week ending 10/30. Infections are rising statewide and transmission rates are high in our region.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/13/21

  Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in our region, and across the state continue to drop. However, the decline in overall cases across the state, and in many parts of the country, is leveling off. We're watching these numbers closely, particularly as we enter flu season.

COVID Hospitalizations for Week Ending Nov. 6, 2021

    We're hopeful as we watch the number of patients hospitalized with COVID continue to decline in our hospitals and across the state. Still, the Centers for Disease Control rates the risk to unvaccinated people in our region as "very high" based on positivity rates and rates of cases per 100,000 population. We're watching that designation closely.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations 7 days ending 10/23/21

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID is down again this week, which continues to be a good sign. Frontline health care workers still need your support, patience and kindness as they support our community through the pandemic.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations 7 days ending 10/2/21

  We continue to see the recent surge of COVID-19 in our region crest, which is good news. We still have many very sick people in our hospitals, most of them unvaccinated. If you're not yet vaccinated, please talk to your doctor or find a vaccine near you: http://spr.ly/6183yCzEX.

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