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Current COVID-19 Statistics and Visitor Guidelines Update

Current COVID-19 Statistics and Visitor Guidelines Update

Baxter Regional Medical Center has reached our highest COVID-19 patient census to date and is limiting visitors to one per patient, effective immediately.

Baxter Regional Medical Center reached a new milestone today, as we have far surpassed our previous highest number of 34 COVID-19 inpatients. As of today, Tuesday, July 27, there are 43 COVID-19 patients currently admitted at Baxter Regional, with 10 in ICU and 9 on a ventilator. 30 Baxter Regional employees out with COVID-19, at home and in isolation.

Additional statistics:

  • 89.3% of COVID-19 patients admitted to Baxter Regional since March 1, 2021 not vaccinated
  • 423 active COVID-19 cases in Baxter County
  • 33.5% of Baxter County fully vaccinated

In response to our high COVID-19 patient census, Baxter Regional is limiting all patients to one visitor over the age of 18 per day, effective immediately. Visitors are required to wear masks at all times while inside Baxter Regional facilities.

The situation at Baxter Regional is critical. Our ICU is full, with both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. Our staff is weary, concerned for our community and desperate for this pandemic to end, but we continue to serve in extraordinary ways.

We urge those in our community to please use precautions in large groups of people, wash your hands often, wear a mask and get vaccinated. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines are available at no cost and by appointment only for those aged 12 and older at Baxter Regional Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease Clinic. To request a vaccine appointment, call (870) 508-7450, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Friday, 8 a.m. - noon.

Click here to download current Baxter Regional COVID-19 data.

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