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Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital Closed for Surgery; Staff Redeploying to Support Surge

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Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital Closed for Surgery; Staff Redeploying to Support Surge

Posted: Aug 5, 2021 11:29 AM
Updated: Aug 5, 2021 11:34 AM

LAFAYETTE, La. - In a press briefing held Thursday August 5, 2021, Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health announced that Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital (Ochsner LG Ortho) is closed.

The hospital is closed for surgery because they are redeploying staff to the main campus to support the surge. The emergency room at Ochsner LG Ortho WILL REMAIN OPEN.

Latest COVID-19 Numbers from Ochsner Health

We now have 890 hospitalized COVID-19 patients hospitalized across our system.
On July 28, we had 514. This is a 73% increase in just over one week.
Of our COVID-19 hospitalizations today, approximately 90% are unvaccinated.
This week we’ve administered 20,868 COVID-19 tests and 19.75% were positive (4,122).

Pediatric Numbers (System)

Positivity rates for pediatric patients (ages 0 – 19) tested for COVID are at 24.5% this week.
Ochsner is caring for 7 pediatric COVID patients in our hospitals.
The average age for our admitted pediatric patients is 5.7 years.

Vaccine Updates

Ochsner has administered over 491,022 doses of the vaccine and counting.
We anticipate that we’ll exceed 500,000 doses this week.
1,200+ Ochsner employees received a vaccine in the last week and we continue to see more vaccinated each day.
62% of Ochsner employees are fully vaccinated.
67% of Ochsner employees have initiated their vaccine series.
To find a vaccine location near you visit www.Ochsner.org/vaccine.

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