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UPMC Western Maryland releases updated COVID Statistics

November 18th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Positive Case Numbers:

Across the UPMC system in the U.S., we are treating 550 inpatients who are positive for COVID-19:
193 are in southwestern Pennsylvania; 35 are in northcentral Pennsylvania; 106 are in southcentral Pennsylvania; 71 are in northwestern Pennsylvania and New York; and 138 are in the Altoona region and Maryland. Because of our extensive planning and preparation, UPMC facilities are safe, and staff are well-equipped and know how to properly care for patients with COVID-19.


In accordance with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's state order issued on Tuesday, Nov. 17, UPMC Western Maryland is restricting support persons and visitors for inpatients and emergency department patients. Exceptions to this order may be made with the approval of hospital leadership for compassionate care and end-of-life situations, pediatric patients, obstetrics and labor and delivery, and for patients with disabilities or who require additional support. Support persons are an essential part of the care team to help our patients manage and communicate about their care. We encourage our patients to use FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, and phone calls to virtually connect with loved ones while they are in the hospital. For a more detailed explanation of the new visitation restrictions, please visit

Capacity statement:

Because we are part of a 40-hospital academic medical center, UPMC Western Maryland is working within our system to share resources, transfer patients and manage capacity, and conferring closely with leadership to ensure all needs are met. UPMC is well-prepared to handle this situation within the UPMC system. We are confident that UPMC Western Maryland will continue to serve the needs of all who seek care.