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Mary Rutan Hospital Reports COVID-19 Test Results

Hospital news | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

MRH is committed to keeping you accurately informed on the progress of COVID-19 testing. Below you will find the most recent figures behind the tests performed through Mary Rutan Hospital.

As of May 19, 14 patients have tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 since the pandemic arrived locally. Of the 381 people tested, 340 tested negative and 27 are awaiting results.

  • Total tests through Mary Rutan Hospital: 381
  • Total positive test results: 14
  • Total test results still pending: 27
  • Total negative test results: 340

Testing statistics will be updated every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

“Our figures will be updated weekly so we can share what is happening in regards to testing conducted through Mary Rutan Hospital. Although this is not a comprehensive number for Logan County, because reporting must come from each individual testing facility, we know that the bulk of our county’s tests are being done through Mary Rutan Hospital. We feel strongly that providing this level of transparency is the right thing to do for our community,” said Chad Ross, Chief Operations Officer at MRH.

All testing facilities are required to report positive tests results to the Logan County Health District. The total number of positive tests in Logan County are made available daily and can be viewed here: www.loganhealth.org.

Mary Rutan Hospital continues to follow the Ohio Department of Health guidelines to prioritize testing for COVID-19. With a provider’s order, individuals who are symptomatic or receiving essential surgeries/procedures are being tested. Full ODH testing guidelines can be viewed here: www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

As announced May 1st, Mary Rutan Hospital has begun reopening medically necessary procedures and visits across the hospital and physician offices. Nearly all services are now available, or appointments are being made for the coming weeks. Some appointment schedules or methods of providing services may be adjusted to help support social distancing.

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 in our community and its impact on our facilities and we will adjust services as needed. We share in the hope that the number of new cases will continue to trend downward. Until that trend is sustained, however, our approach will be to maintain visitation restrictions, screening checks for staff and patients, masks or face coverings for all patients and staff, increased sanitizing, and physical distancing where possible.