“NMC is saddened to share that in the past 24 hours, we have had our first death of a patient related to COVID-19,” said Chief Medical Quality Officer Dr. John Minadeo. “This weighs on us all and we extend our sympathies to the patient’s family.”
At this time, COVID-19 testing done through NMC has resulted in positive tests for 11 individuals from our service area. Three of those individuals have required admission to the hospital. The Department of Health provides updates on COVID-19 across the state on their website at: https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus
With community spread of COVID-19 now present in our area, it continues to be crucial that everyone adheres to guidance relating to reducing possible transmission, including: complying with the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order; calling primary care when ill; washing our hands; using good physical distancing while maintaining social contact. These efforts help “flatten the curve” of anticipated cases, which will help ensure the resources of the healthcare system continue to be available when needed.