CRH reporting 42 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, nine in critical condition

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The number of patients with COVID-19 at Columbus Regional Hospital has remained high this past week after seeing a record number of hospitalizations on Nov. 22.

On Friday morning, there were 42 people hospitalized with COVID-19 at CRH, unchanged from Thursday and down from a record 54 people on Nov. 22, the hospital said.

However, hospital officials have said in the past that those figures could increase over the course of today as more patients get admitted and pending test results come back.

For instance, there were 40 people hospitalized with COVID-19 at CRH on Tuesday morning, but that number later rose to 48.

Nine of the patients hospitalized at CRH on Friday morning were listed in critical condition, the hospital said.

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