With the COVID-19 pandemic in its fourth surge and the Louisiana Department of Health reporting a record number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized, Willis-Knighton Health System has launched a COVID-19 hospitalization dashboard to keep the community informed of the magnitude of the surge in our area. Daily updates on number of patients, the number vaccinated and those unvaccinated are included.
The dashboard may be viewed on the Willis-Knighton Health System Facebook page and Instagram.
“Willis-Knighton sees providing these sobering and factual numbers of COVID hospitalized patients as the best way to communicate to the community the devastating impact that the Delta variant wave is having on the health of our population,” says Brian Crawford, executive senior vice president and chief administrative officer. “The fact that almost 90 percent of those hospitalized, including those in the ICU, are unvaccinated speaks for itself and hopefully breaks through a lot of the misinformation being circulated. The best way to protect yourself and your family is simply by being vaccinated.”