PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS)– With the Delta variant running rampant across the country, Princeton Community Hospital sees a rise in hospitalizations.
The CEO of Princeton Community Hospital, Karen Bowling, says they have a plan in place if a surge happens in the community.
Right now, Mercer County has 82 Alpha variant cases and 2 Delta variant cases. It takes about 3 to 5 weeks for a covid test to come back as a Delta variant. According to Bowling, one problem that PCH found a solution to was PPE or personal protective equipment.
“We never want to go back to where we were at last year. The great thing is we learned from those things, and we have a very extensive surge plan. The plan is very specific to the pandemic,” said Bowling.
Bowling couldn’t give an exact number of hospitalizations, but she says there has been an increase since the last two weeks.
“The majority of the patients that are admitted to PCH are unvaccinated. And it’s a part of the younger population,” said Bowling.
She wants the community to know that getting vaccinated is the key to fighting covid.
“In Mercer County, it’s really easy to receive a vaccine. There are multiple places where you can get vaccines from like a pharmacy or the health department,” finished Bowling.