COVID-19 Update: May 22

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Beaumont Health COVID-19 patient tracker as of Friday, May 22, at 3 p.m.

Please note, we are sharing the number of discharges, total number of patients off vents and deaths related to COVID-19 at Beaumont hospitals in the Daily Update. A complete list of stats can be found on

Inpatient discharges yesterday: 28

Total inpatient discharges since March 1: 3,058

Total patients off vents yesterday: 2

Total patients off vents since March 1: 217

Deaths related to COVID-19 at Beaumont hospitals: 849

NOTE: The chart shows what has happened. The future shape of the curve is dependent on how the pandemic moves through the state. Current predictions indicate a downward trend in cases due to social distancing measures. Download PDF with additional data.

Changes coming to the Daily Update

The COVID-19 Update will be renamed the Daily Update starting Tuesday, May 26, to better reflect the news and information in the newsletter emailed daily to all Beaumont Health employees. In addition to providing the latest COVID-19 news, including the daily system census, the Daily Update will continue to be the main source of news and information for all systemwide projects and initiatives.

Please note, because of the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no Daily Update on Monday, May 25.

The Update with John Fox

Watch this brief video to hear John Fox discuss how we’re addressing our volume recovery efforts and financial challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

Windows 10 updates coming soon

Between Tuesday, May 26 at 9 p.m., and Tuesday, June 9 at 2 a.m., updates will be applied to workstations across Beaumont Health with Windows 10. This update will require the computer to reboot, however users can delay for up to seven days. The computer will automatically reboot if no one is logged in. If a user is logged in, a dialog box will appear, giving the option to either restart immediately or delay. For any questions or issues, please contact the Service Desk at 888-481-2448 or via the web.

Changes to communication of COVID-19 lab results

Beginning today, there will be changes to the communication of COVID-19 molecular results to both inpatient and outpatient populations. COVID-19 molecular will no longer be considered a critical result for the majority of Beaumont patients. Results will be delivered to the ordering physician’s oneChart inbox or, if an outpatient, via the designated report delivery method. Testing results will no longer be delivered by phone directly to any Emergency Center patients or outpatients who have been tested. It’s the expectation of the ordering physician or department to contact the patient with his/her results.

The lab will still call positive results in for skilled nursing facilities.

Team member assessment form

The COVID-19 assessment must be completed each work day before reporting to work by going to It must be completed by all full- and part-time employees, contingents, physicians and providers, volunteers and other contract employees — this includes all team members in all roles. Paper forms are also available at all entrances.


The Beaumont HouseCall podcast

The Safe Care episodes: Surgery & Inpatient Care

Did the COVID-19 pandemic cause you to postpone or cancel a surgery or procedure? Dr. Jeffrey Fischgrund, Beaumont surgeon, joins the podcast to discuss how Beaumont is opening back up the operating rooms and making surgeries and other procedures safe for patients and staff.

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