Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 statistics update

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

New Haven, CT (April 29, 2020) – Yale New Haven Health has updated all the numbers provided at the beginning of the month. Below are assorted statistics from throughout our health system documenting part of the COVID-19 outbreak at our hospitals.

  • As of today, our COVID Call Center 833-ASK-YNHH, established on March 9, has answered more than 70,000 calls from the community and our staff.
  • More than 1.2 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been donated by members of the community.
    • Among those were 7,500 handmade masks and 76,000 N95 respirators.
  • 11,700 N95 masks have been safely cleaned and reprocessed to be able to use again.
  • Thanks to the support of state licensing boards, YNHHS has credentialed nearly 800 new medical staff members to support our staff in caring for COVID-19 patients.
  • A total of 1,500 COVID-19 positive patients have been discharged.
  • 85 COVID clinical trials are underway at YNHHS and Yale.
  • More than 47,000 meals have been either donated or promised to hospitals around our health system from local restaurants and community organizations.
  • More than 51,000 outpatient telehealth visits have been conducted between Yale New Haven Health physicians and patients.
  • In testing sites at all our hospitals, we have swabbed more than 28,000 people to test for COVID-19
  • YNHHS launched a Kudoboard on April 1 to encourage the community to post positive messages of support for our staff. Since then, we have received 1,206 notes of thanks and encouragement. The website can be found by visiting: www.ynhhs.org/kudos.

We continue to care for COVID and non-COVID patients in hospitals throughout our health system. We are starting to see the number of admissions slow down which is a very positive sign. Social distancing is helping and we encourage everyone to continue to do all they can to help end the spread of COVID in our communities.

Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine. www.ynhhs.org

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