COVID patients number down at Freeman, 0 deaths in the past ten days

Officials at Freeman Health System in Joplin Wednesday said that COVID-19 conditions in the area remain stable. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

Freeman President and CEO Paula Baker speaking at a COVID-19 update

In late August the head of Freeman’s COVID-19 unit Dr. Robert McNab stated that patients had a better chance of surviving a heart attack than COVID-19 at the time. The hospital system had 60 COVID-19 patients, eight on ventilators, and reported 15 deaths in a 7 day period. Freeman President and CEO Paula Baker had much more encouraging figures to report at this week’s COVID update. “Today we have 14 patients, and as you will remember that’s coming down from where it’s been previously. I’m very happy to say that we have no patients on the vent. And we have gone 10-days without a single day from COVID.”

Baker is also continuing to encourage those in eligible age groups and people with underlying health conditions to get a COVID-19 booster shot. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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