Coronavirus / COVID-19 Updates: What to Know

BEAUMONT HEALTH COVID-19 TRACKER


Last updated: Apr. 1, 3 p.m.Patients tested for COVID-19 currently in a Beaumont hospital Patients tested for COVID-19 and sent home TOTAL
Patients w/confirmed COVID-19 9351,8072,742
Patients w/negative COVID-19 test 5043,7074,211
Patients w/pending COVID-19 test 183759942
Deaths related to COVID-19 at a Beaumont hospital124

* The statistics have been compiled since March 1. Beaumont’s daily numbers will vary from the State of Michigan due to processing times.

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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) QUESTIONS & ANSWERS


Information about COVID-19 is evolving daily. To learn the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, we recommend these resources:

If you are planning to travel overseas, please visit the CDC travel site.

  • Stay home when you are sick (fever, cough, upper respiratory infection symptoms)
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially before eating, after coughing or sneezing, and after using the bathroom
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then put the tissue in the trash
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe

The elderly and people with chronic health conditions or weak immunity should take extra precautions.

NOTE: Beaumont Health postponed non-essential surgeries until after May 1. We started notifying patients on Monday, March 16 of this change. We are also not booking any new non-essential surgeries until after May 1. If a physician or a surgeon thinks a patient surgery is essential, our physician leadership will evaluate the request and determine whether to allow the surgery to proceed.

Appointments will continue as scheduled. Should there be any changes to your appointment or a different recommendation from your physician, we will notify you.

If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact your physician’s office.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please limit your exposure to other people and monitor your symptoms. If your symptoms get worse, please call us before seeking medical treatment so we can prepare for your arrival.

Beaumont is well-equipped to care for you and your baby at our hospitals. Our staff is following local, state and CDC guidelines and recommendations for caring for patients requiring obstetrical care.

Right now, COVID-19 appears to infect infants and children much less than the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions and weakened immune systems. For more information, talk to your OB doctor about your concerns and options.

Beaumont is cancelling all classes and events through April 30.

  • Free classes: we will offer an online version, if possible
  • Paid classes: we will refund the fee and offer an online version of the class, if possible

If you have questions about classes or events, please call 800-633-7377.



PREVENTION


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

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TREATMENT


Many of those who develop COVID-19 can self-treat at home with lots of fluids, rest and over-the-counter medications, like pain relievers.

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WHAT BEAUMONT IS DOING TO PROTECT PATIENTS

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  • Coronavirus testing is being processed on site by Beaumont staff on a limited basis
  • Curbside Screening is available at all eight Beaumont hospitals
  • Beaumont’s Coronavirus hotline, 800-592-4784, is staffed by Beaumont nurses and staff members
  • Visitor safety restrictions are in place at all Beaumont hospitals
  • Some not immediately essential surgeries have been put on pause indefinitely
  • Non-essential services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language, cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab have been put on pause indefinitely
  • The main Beaumont command center is helping the entire Beaumont team coordinate, share resources and communicate across Michigan’s largest health care system
  • State and federal health agencies and lawmakers are also working with Beaumont leaders to help contain the virus and enable health systems to care for patients who become seriously ill
  • Protecting our staff by providing them with and educating them about personal protective equipment (PPE) and appropriate infection control procedures
  • Collaboration with other health systems is occurring in Michigan and across the nation every day

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