We continue to look at the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths at Butler Memorial Hospital over the past few months to see if the trends are increasing or decreasing.
We look at data, which comes directly from the Butler Health System, that shows how many people have been hospitalized, the number of individuals in the ICU, and how many deaths were reported to the Department of Health.
Last month, in April, our records show that 10* people died from COVID-19 at Butler Memorial. That number was just slightly higher than March, which saw 6 individuals pass from COVID-19 at Butler Memorial. In February, there were 13, January there was 31, and in December (2020), the highest number of COVID deaths was recorded since the pandemic began, there were a total of 44 people who died from the pandemic at hospital in Butler.
We also looked at the number of individuals hospitalized from COVID-19 over the same time period.
In reverse order in regards to months, again the highest peak of those hospitalized came in December reaching 65 individuals. In January, the numbers started to decline to near 30 near the end of the month. In February, the numbers continued to be in a downward trend to the mid teens by month’s end.
In March, we began with numbers as low as 5 and 6 while we saw an increase at Butler Memorial throughout the month. At the end of March we saw the numbers back up to an average of 15 individuals admitted to the hospital.
In April, the numbers grew to 24 by the middle of the month and then started to decline to 8 by April 30th.
As for ICU patients, there were as many as 15 in December, 12 in January, 6 in February, 6 in March, and 5 in Aril. The fewest number of people on a given day in the corresponding months were 5 in December, 4 in January, 2 in February, 1 in March, and 1 in April.
* The total number of deaths has been adjusted from 9 to 10 due to the most recent data into our newsroom that reflected an additional death since the initial writing of this story.