COVID-19 Inpatient and Vaccination Numbers
Seventeen COVID-19 positive patients are hospitalized at Denver Health. Ten are on inpatient floors and seven are in the Intensive Care Unit. As of 10 a.m. today, Denver Health has administered 237,105 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 information for Denver County can be found by visiting Denver Public Health COVID-19 data.
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Staff and Their Family Members
Denver Health is hosting a free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for staff and their family members this Sunday from 2 - 6 p.m. in the Rita Bass parking lot, 557 Acoma Street. Mobile Health Center team members will provide both first and second doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines as well as the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You don’t need an appointment, and we welcome anyone interested in getting the vaccine. Interpreters in multiple languages will be on hand to assist our non-English speaking employees and their family members. Check out this flyer for more information. If you have questions, email MobileHealthNavigators@dhha.org or call the Care Navigator Line at 303-602-6115.
Return to COVID Testing for All Admitted Patients
As of September 3, Denver Health resumed COVID-19 testing of all patients being admitted to the hospital, regardless of vaccination status. Our goal is to identify and isolate patients with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic infection early in their hospital stay to minimize exposure to employees and other patients. This step is being taken due to the widespread transmission of the Delta variant in the community to increase staff, patient and visitor safety.
Please note two exceptions to this policy. The first exception is patients with a positive test within the last 10 days should not be retested and should be admitted with Specialized Respiratory Isolation (SRI). The second is asymptomatic patients with a positive test 10-90 days ago should not be retested and do not require SRI.
The weekly COVID-19 Response Updates that appear in the 411 are also published here. For more information and resources, visit the Denver Health COVID-19 Help Center. If you have questions related to Denver Health’s COVID-19 response, send an email to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.