Sheridan is experiencing a big surge of COVID-19 cases. That’s according to Dr. John Addlesperger, Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s chief medical officer, in a report to the hospital’s board of trustees Wednesday.
Dr. Addlesperger said there were over 200 active COVID-19 cases in Sheridan on Tuesday.
He said the prediction was that, with the number of cases increasing, hospitalization would go up at any time, and that started early this week. He said the hospital is now at the point of multiple admissions every 24 hours.
He said length of stays in the hospital with the younger patients haven’t been too bad at this point. He said the testing center has been inundated with tests.
Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said a tremendous amount of stress is being put on the hospital’s staff and systems, and he said anything that people in the community can do to help slow the spread of COVID-19 is crucial right now.