Coping with COVID: KU Health reports third consecutive decline in hospitalized COVID patients



Wednesday marks the third day in a row that officials with The University of Kansas Health System report a drop in the number of active COVID-19 patients being treated at its facilities. As of today, 60 COVID-19 patients remain at KU Health, down from 71 on Friday.

The number of active COVID-19 patients being treated at The University of Kansas Health System shows another drop today.

Sixty people with the active virus are hospitalized, down from 64 yesterday. As of Friday, Jan. 8, the COVID-19 patient count rested at 71.

Although a somewhat minimal drop, the daily decrease in hospitalized patients shows a promising trend.

Twenty-five patients are in the ICU, up from 23 yesterday. Eleven of those ICU patients are on ventilators today, down from 13 yesterday.

Fifty other patients are still hospitalized because of COVID-19 but are out of the acute infection phase, down from 51 yesterday. That’s a total of 110 patients, down from 115 yesterday.

HaysMed has a total of 24 COVID-19 inpatients, down from 26 yesterday, with 15 of those active patients and nine in the recovery phase.

During Wednesday’s media briefing, doctors with the The University of Kansas Health System said they think citizens around the Kansas City metro are doing better at observing the pillars of infection prevention, especially after the holidays.