CRH continues to see surge in COVID-19 patients

Columbus Regional Health is ending 2021 much the way it ended 2020 – – with a high number of COVID-19 patients.

The hospital yesterday reported that it had 201 people admitted to the hospital overall, with 54 of those admitted for COVID-19. Of those, 48 were unvaccinated and six were vaccinated. Those numbers were from last week.

On Dec. 31 of last year, the hospital had 40 COVID-19 patients.

Earlier this month, the hospital came one patient away from reaching the pandemic-high 59 set on December 2, 2020. Almost all of this month has had more than 40 COVID-19 patients at a time.

Bartholomew County had 95 positive COVID-19 test results as of Wednesday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. That was the fourth highest single day for positive tests in the county this year.