Baxter Regional issues local COVID-19 update

Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC) has issued its weekly update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Twin Lakes Area.There have been 2,009 cases in Baxter County as of Tuesday evening, with 181 currently active. Baxter County has seen 71 total deaths, an increase of five since Sunday.

The BRMC system has conducted 14,014 tests for COVID-19, with 1,120 positive cases detected.

The hospital is currently treating 21 COVID patients who are hospitalized, four of which are in the intensive care unit, and two who are on ventilators. BRMC has now seen 306 patients who have been admitted with COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

There are 19 employees who actively have COVID-19 and are in isolation at their homes. A total of 248 employees have tested positive thus far.

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