After seeing a downward trend last week, HCH is seeing an uptick in COVID hospitalizations. We began the week with a census of 24 and with only 4 COVID+ patients- 3 unvaccinated and 1 vaccinated. Today, we have a census of 40 with 11 COVID+ patients-7 unvaccinated and 4 vaccinated. We have had 2 COVID deaths this week. We continue to urge the community to exercise the best defense against the virus and get vaccinated. Patients can walk into Immediate Care at Northfield Park Mon-Fri 8-5 to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible patients seeking a COVID booster can go to and schedule an appointment or just walk into the booster clinic at the hospital. Please continue to wear a mask, wash your hands and socially distance to reduce your risk of exposure. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, free testing is available by registering online at or by calling 211. If you are COVID positive and experiencing symptoms, contact your primary care provider. Go to for more information.