COVID-19 Update - March 29

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Beaumont Health COVID-19 patient tracker as of Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m.

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 and are currently in a Beaumont hospital: 810

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 and were sent home: 1,136

Total confirmed positive: 1,946

Patients who tested negative for COVID-19 and are currently in a Beaumont hospital: 455

Patients who tested negative for COVID-19 and were sent home: 2,800

Total negative tests: 3,255

Patients with a pending COVID-19 test and are in a Beaumont hospital: 210

Patients with a pending COVID-19 test and were sent home: 1,400

Total tests pending: 1,610

Deaths related to COVID-19 at Beaumont hospitals: 65

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Do not dispose of reusable stethoscopes

We are beginning to run short of stethoscopes as reusable ones are being thrown away. Reusable stethoscopes can be cleaned and disinfected between patients. Use an EPA-registered disinfectant wipe, such as a Sani-Cloth, for this purpose. 

According to CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings, non-dedicated, non-disposable medical equipment used for patient care should be cleaned and disinfected according to manufacturer instructions for use and facility policy. Routine cleaning and disinfection procedures are appropriate. 

Employee hotline: 947-522-3466

Since its launch on March 20, the employee hotline has received about 6,000 calls into the main hotline, with about 1,800 for HR-related issues. Please contact this number if you have questions about COVID-19 symptoms, employee health, benefits and pay practices, and other HR COVID-19 related topics.

Curbside screening hours to be consistent across all locations

Effective Monday, March 30, the curbside screening hours for all locations will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to ensure consistency among all Beaumont screening locations. Curbside screenings are available at all Beaumont hospitals, except Beaumont, Wayne. Visit beaumont.org/coronavirus for more information and wait times for curbside screening at each site.

Epic/oneChart daily COVID-19 change summary as of March 29

Please review today’s Epic/oneChart changes related to COVID-19 response efforts

Cyber fraud update as of March 29

Today’s update contains a warning about an attack coming in the form of a thank you note including an USB that contain malware, plus information about recognizing extortion and other malicious email threats.

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