Updated Livingston County COVID-19 statistics

Angie Talken
Chillicothe News

On Monday, Aug. 10 officials with St. Luke’s Health System released COVID-19 testing statistics for Hedrick Medical Center (HMC) and Wright Memorial Hospital along with the current criteria to be tested. Testing statistics as of the morning of Aug. 10, are:

Wright Memorial has tested 1045 (711 from Grundy County, 166 from Mercer County, 24 from Livingston County, 144 from other counties);

Hedrick has tested 2189 (1367 Livingston County residents, 244 from Grundy County, 52 from Mercer County, 526 from other counties);

Hedrick and Wright Memorial combined – 3234.

As of Monday afternoon, there were 62 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Livingston County, of those eight cases are active and 54 people are out of isolation.

According to the Missouri Department of Corrections online COVID-19 Dashboard at the Chillicothe Correctional Center, there have been 23 staff members test positive for COVID-19, of those there are 11 active cases and 12 staff members who have recovered. As of Monday, Aug. 10, the state was reporting 220 offenders who have tested positive in the Chillicothe facility, of those 190 cases are active and 30 have recovered.

On Aug. 6, the Department of Corrections said limited visiting was allowed at the Jefferson CIty Correctional Center in Jefferson CIty. That facility has reported no staff or offenders have tested positive for COVID-19.

On Aug. 20, plans are to open limited visitation to the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron. That facility reported one staff member tested positive and has since recovered, and no offenders have tested positive.

Testing criteria

Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital previously expanded drive-thru testing of COVID-19 to all residents in the region who met testing criteria and who were referred by a healthcare provider prior to arriving at the testing site.

For non-inpatient testing, individuals must have any new symptom, including but not limited to: fever of 100 degrees or higher; loss of smell or taste; cough; shortness of breath; diarrhea; sore throat or body aches

Two drive-up testing facilities are open. Wright Memorial Hospital opened a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Green Hills Medical Clinic, located at 3300 E 10th Street in Trenton, in addition to a site in Chillicothe at the former Washington St. Food & Drink location, which has continued operating as well. The Trenton drive-thru clinic operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. The Chillicothe site operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 is available to all residents in the region who meet testing criteria and who obtain a provider order from a health care provider prior to arriving at the testing site.

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