123 patients at Christ Hospital due to COVID-19 symptoms, 23 discharged home in April

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As of yesterday, 123 patients are being treated at Christ Hospital for COVID-19 or symptoms consistent with the virus, while 23 have been discharged to their homes in April, according to data released by the City of Jersey City.

Inset photo via the City of Jersey City.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“For those of you that like more data. We updated the tableau/graphs for our residents to also show specific hospital data for our local systems. Christ Hospital is included w/all relevant info on its own tab. JCMC soon to follow,” Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted this afternoon.

On March 17th, there were 135 total patients being treated at the hospital and only six of them were deemed either COVID-19 positive or a person under investigation – just 4.4 percent of the patient population, the data set shows.

Just 18 days later, on April 4th, the hospital was providing beds for 170 patients and 123 of them were deemed positive or under investigation for the coronavirus – 72.4 percent of all patients.

Additionally, between April 1st and April 4th, 96 patients have been discharged: 23 have been discharged home, while 73 have been discharged from the emergency unit, according to statistics provided by the city.

Also notable is that although the hospital only had 14 ventilators on March 17th, that number increased to 39 by March 27th (25 available and 14 in use).

Between April 1st and April 2nd, the total number of ventilators went down to 33, now down to 31 as of yesterday (nine available and 23 in use).

As of around 6 p.m. this evening, there are 1,411 coronavirus cases in Jersey City and 38 confirmed fatalities, Fulop said in an email blast.

Earlier today, the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that there are 3,924 COVID-19 cases in Hudson County, along with 87 deaths – both the third most in the state by county.

Across the state, there are 37,505 coronavirus cases and 917 deaths disclosed as of this writing.