Thursday, March 24, 2022

Zero Active COVID Cases in Baptist Hospital NMS According to CEO

Oxford Celebrates Baptist's COVID News

Excellent news in Oxford, Mississippi, as Baptist Hospital NMS CEO and Administrator Bill Henning announced that for the first time since March 18, 2020, the facility reported zero active COVID patients. 

Baptist Memorial Healthcare has worked to provide the same level of care during some challenging times. More details can be found over on The Oxford Eagle.

Lafayette County Residents urged to Stay Vigilant 

According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, Oxford and Lafayette County reported approximately 15,153 total COVID cases as of March 20, 2022. This number reflects the number of people tested for COVID that returned positive results, not necessarily requiring hospitalization. People who test positive for COVID may not necessarily experience severe symptoms and are still capable of infecting others. 

Immunocompromised, Elderly, Infants and anyone with other Health Conditions like Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Are Most At Risk

Oxford and Lafayette County members most at risk of severe complications related to COVID infection remain the elderly, the very young, pregnant women. Those with compromised immunity, such as cancer patients or people with COPD. Our family and friends who have diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, sickle cell anemia are in danger of painful, costly complications and potential death related to COVID. 

Continue to wash your hands frequently and avoid going to work sick. Masks remain potent defense resources as they are another obstacle the virus will need to slip past before infecting a host. If you decide a mask is not a resource you will use in infection control, that is your choice as part of your right to medical autonomy. But please, don't harass anyone who employs their medical freedom with a mask. Don't refuse them their right to wear one or make it difficult for them to obtain them or deny them services or admission because they wear masks. 

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