10 COVID-19 stats from Yale New Haven

Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health recently shared several figures detailing the health system's and community's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of April 15, the health system has:

  • Discharged 676 COVID-19 patients 
  • Conducted more than 34,000 outpatient telehealth visits
  • Swabbed more than 18,000 suspected COVID-19 patients
  • Received 750,000 pieces of personal protective equipment donated by community members, including 46,000 N95 respirators
  • Credentialed more than 500 new medical professionals 
  • Answered more than 58,000 calls through its COVID-19 Call Center
  • Cleaned and reprocessed 4,500 N95 masks
  • Received 790 thank-you notes from the community
  • Launched 85 clinical trials related to COVID-19
  • Received 30,000 donated or pledged meals from local restaurants and community organizations

"We continue to care for COVID and non-COVID patients in hospitals throughout our health system," Yale New Haven said in a press release. "We are hopeful that we are starting to see the peak of this pandemic but we're not out of the woods."

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