University Hospital COVID-19 update

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – (UPDATE) – As of 1:15 P.M. Saturday, April 18, 2020 University Hospital has tested 841 patients for coronavirus.

701 of those tests came back negative while 132 came back positive. 40 of those patients have been admitted to the hospital. 6 results are pending. 2 test results came back inconclusive.


(UPDATE) – As of 4:30 P.M. Tuesday, April 15, 2020 University Hospital has tested 661 patients for coronavirus.

525 of those tests came back negative while 109 came back positive. 39 of those patients have been admitted to the hospital. 26 results are pending.


(UPDATE) – As of 4:10 P.M. Tuesday, April 14, 2020 University Hospital has tested 643 patients for coronavirus.

509 of those tests came back negative while 105 came back positive. 34 of those patients have been admitted to the hospital. 28 results are pending.


As of 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 10, 2020 University Hospital has tested 515 patients for coronavirus.

393 of those tests came back negative while 79 tests came back positive. 28 of those patients have been admitted to the hospital. 43 results are pending.


As of 2:00 P.M. Thursday, April 9, 2020 University Hospital has tested 481 patients for coronavirus.

363 of those tests came back negative while 74 came back positive. 30 of those patients have been admitted to the hospital. 43 test results are pending and 1 came back inconclusive.

University Hospital has completed validation of their in-house testing. They completed one run of 22 samples and the second run is in process. The goal is to be able to make three runs a day unless supply demand suggest they should alter the plan.


As of 2:15 P.M. Wednesday, April 8, 2020 University Hospital has tested 439 patients for coronavirus.

58 of those test results are pending. 315 of those tests resulted negative, 65 have resulted positive and 1 test came back inconclusive. There are 22 patients that have been admitted to the hospital.

There were no new positives today. University Hospital is running the final validation on their in house testing and hopes to begin testing later today.


As of 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 7, 2020 University Hospital tested 382 people. 303 tests came out negative, 65 tests came back positive. One test came back inconclusive and 13 tests are still pending. 21 patients have been hospitalized.

University Hospital announced they have received a supply of reagents and could potentially start conducting their own tests as early as Wednesday. They will be able to run 22 tests at once, with about a three-hour turnaround for results. They hope to have another test that will allow them to run one test at a time if needed, with a 45-minute turnaround time.


As of 1:30 P.M. Saturday, April 4, 2020 University Hospital received an additional 49 test results. 40 of the results were negative while 9 of them were positive.

This makes a total of 221 results negative for COVID-19 and 46 positive for COVID-19


As of 3:00 P.M. Friday, April 3, 2020 University Hospital collected 344 samples. They have received 218 results and are still waiting on 116 samples.

181 of those tests came back negative. 37 tests came back positive, 19 of the people tested positive have been admitted to the hospital.

26 patients are under investigation for COVID-19 have been admitted to the hospital and are waiting on results.


As of 5:00 P.M. Friday, March 27, 2020, University Hospital collected 173 specimens. They have received 68 results.

There are 5 positive cases that were sent home to self quarantine. Two positive patients were admitted to the hospital. There were 60 tests that came back negative.

University Hospital has received 172 calls to their COVID Telehealth Line.


As of 6:20 Thursday, March 26, 2020, University Hospital collected 162 specimens from people. They have received 54 results.

There are 3 positive cases that were sent home to self quarantine. One positive patient was admitted. There were 50 negative test results and the remaining 33 patients waiting on results are inpatient.

University Hospital has received 182 calls on their COVID Telehealth Line.

Starting Friday, March 27, University Hospital will enforce a NO VISITOR policy.

The following exceptions include:

  • The significant other or father of the baby accompanying a pregnant woman in labor.
  • Two visitors for an hour for a patient confirmed to be at end of life.
  • A visitor will only be allowed with an outpatient if they are needed for communication.


As of 6:15 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 University Hospital collected 148 specimens from people.

They have 1 positive outpatient quarantined at home, 1 positive patient admitted to the hospital, 43 negative results and 103 results that have not come back yet. There are currently 30 admitted patients awaiting test results.


As of 5:30 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 University Hospital collected 133 specimens from people.

They have received 34 results which came back negative. 32 patients have been admitted to the hospital. The remainder of the patients have been sent home to self quarantine until they receive their results.


As of 5:00 P.M. Monday, March 23, 2020 University Hospital has collected 140 specimens from three of their facilities.

They have received 21 results which all came back negative. They are still waiting on 27 tests for patients that have been hospitalized. The remaining patients are quarantined in their homes until they receive results.

University Hospital workers hope to start testing on their own as early as tomorrow. They should be able to test several specimens at a time with a three hour turnaround for results.

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