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Henry County Medical Center COVID-19 Data
Data last updated Monday, March 30th. This data is meant to provide a rough estimate and may differ or change as new information becomes available.
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*This is only the test that HCMC has done with inpatients, through the Emergency Room, or through our drive through located outside the Emergency Department since 3/13/2020. This does not include any tests collected at other facilities, provider offices, or the health department, just those completed at HCMC.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs
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What is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus?
2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified.
What are the symptoms and complications that Novel Coronavirus 2019 can cause?
Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
How does the virus spread?
It’s not clear yet how easily COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person. When person-to-person spread has occurred with MERS and SARS, it is thought to have happened mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. Spread of MERS and SARS between people has generally occurred between close contacts.
What are the recommended precautions against the virus?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Stay away from people who are sick.
- Practice social distancing.
Has anyone in the U.S gotten infected?
Yes. There have been confirmed cases in the U.S. See the current U.S. case count of infection with COVID-19 at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
What to do if you think you are sick
1. Contact your primary care doctor. If you don’t have a primary care doctor, please call your county health department so the health department can coordinate your medical evaluation and testing.
- State of TN Number: COVID-19 Public Information Number: 877-857-2945. Available 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. CST Daily
- Henry County Health Department: 731-642-4025
- Weakley County Health Department: 731-364-2210
- Marshall County Health Department: 270-527-1496
- Carroll County Health Department: 731-986-1990
- Stewart County Health Department: 931-232-5329
2. Be sure to call before visiting your doctor and tell them you might have COVID-19. When you arrive, steps will be taken to reduce exposure to other patients.
What to do if you are sick
1. Stay at home except for medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas. Do not use public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.
2. Call ahead before visiting your doctor and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. Once you arrive, your provider’s team will take steps to keep others from getting infected or exposed.
3. Wear a mask when you are around other people or pets, and when going to a medical appointment.
4. Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues, throw away the tissue and immediately wash your hands. Cough into your elbow if tissues and hand washing are not available.
5. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Be sure to cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
6. Do not share household items such as dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels or bedding with family members, friends or pets.
7. Separate yourself from your family and animals. Stay in a specific room away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom if possible. Do not handle pets or other animals.
8. Clean hard surfaces in your home, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables, daily with antibacterial/anti-germicidal solutions such as Clorox or Lysol.
9. Monitor your symptoms and report to the emergency room if you have a fever of 103 or higher or if you have difficulty breathing. Be sure to call before seeking medical care to reduce exposure to others.
Facility Visitor Guidance
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COVID-19 is a new disease caused by a novel coronavirus. Please take the following precautions to help protect our facility and community.
1. People with fever, cough, sore throat or other flu-like symptoms are not permitted to visit.
2. People who have traveled to a high-risk area for COVID-19 or had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 are not permitted to visit.
Proceed with Caution
As a healthy visitor, please follow these recommendations:
1. Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub before and after your visit.
2. Cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or a tissue.
These guidelines are to protect our facility and our community. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. Up-to-date information is available online:
Resource for all State of TN information: https://tha.com/focus-areas/covid-19/
CONTENT SOURCE: NATIONAL CENTER FOR IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES (NCIRD), DIVISION OF VIRAL DISEASES