NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) – It’s a trend no state wants to follow, but New Jersey is joining the list of states seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. On the other hand, hospitalizations in New York are down.
Our community has followed public health recommendations, which has been a major factor in the reduction of COVID-19 cases in the area. This is something to be proud of, but we must continue being vigilant. Holy Name Medical Center’s infectious disease specialist, Dr. Benjamin DeLaRosa,
Every clap out celebrating a Covid patient’s discharge brings joy but when Holy Name, a hospital at New Jersey’s COVID-19 epicenter, sent its last coronavirus in-patient home on Friday it left its Covid ward empty. “There was a very significant sigh of relief, particularly amongst the frontline ICU staff, who have really been amazing through this entire thing,” said Dr. Adam Jarrett, chief medical officer at Holy Name Medical Center.
Doctors, nurses and the rest of the medical staff at a New Jersey hospital had reason to celebrate this week - something rarely done since the coronavirus pandemic. Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck had no coronavirus patients for three days this week. At the height of the pandemic, the hospital reported treating 250 patients a day.