Fewer COVID-19 patients, hospitalizations down at Ascension Via Christi

January 09, 2021 - 10:48 am
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Officials at Wichita's Ascension Via Christi say the total number of COVID hospitalizations there are down. Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Sam Antonios says they are averaging around 40 fewer COVID-19 patients than back in November.

That means more time to vaccinate staff, so far around 5,000 of their frontline workers, many of whom will receive their second injection of the Pfizer vaccine in the coming days. The hospital also received their first shipment of the Moderna vaccine this week.  

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Dr. Antonios tells our news partners at KSN-TV how the vaccination process has gone for their hospital thus far.

“We started immediately with those people who work in the COVID units and then started going to some of the other units. We still have several thousand doses to give to our remaining employees who work in our health care facilities, so we have plans and continue to do so,” he said.

Dr. Antonio says if Wichitans continue to wear their masks and maintain social distancing efforts, he believes we'll continue to move in the right direction.

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