Published on October 18, 2021
COVID-19 Update: Cases Declining, Booster Updates Expected
COVID-19 Cases Beginning To Decline
The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is beginning to decline at Owensboro Health hospitals, as well as across the state. We welcome this news, as it will take a lot of pressure off our healthcare workers and health system. We strongly encourage everyone to continue working together to lower the numbers.
Owensboro Health staff vaccination rate is approximately 72 percent, and Daviess County’s vaccination rate is improving slowly but steadily. Combined with all of the masking and safety precautions, these measures are the reason we are seeing such major improvement.
Booster Updates Expected
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine boosters are expected to be approved by the FDA as early as Thursday. Watch OwensboroHealth.org and our social media channels for updates on this news, as most Owensboro Health team members received the Moderna vaccine and would soon qualify for a booster.
Approval for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11 will also likely be approved soon. Owensboro Health Regional Hospital will make accommodations to vaccinate these individuals on-site, and add a dedicated pediatric station for them.
As always, if you need a vaccine or to learn more, visit OwensboroHealth.org/Vaccine.
About Owensboro Health
Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.
On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.