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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Today's updates

Vaccine update: Pausing Johnson & Johnson’s (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine

Keeping you in The Loop

Spine surgery helps Denise Flory return to active life after agonizing back pain

UI neurosurgeon Patrick Hitchon, MD, performed a challenging spinal fusion that relieved Flory’s pain so she could get outside and enjoy the outdoors again.

Health care workers who reported exposure to COVID-19 were mostly infected at home

A study of UI Hospitals & Clinics health care workers found that exposure at home was more likely to result in infection with the disease compared with exposure in the community or at work.


Social shout-out

“A huge win for the state with UIHC offering these mental health services!”

–@uihealthcare Instagram comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

Every April, hospitals across the United States raise Donate Life flags and fly them all month as part of National Donate Life Month.

It’s a way to spread awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation and to honor those who gave the gift of life.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 775 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,076 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 17 yesterday, 479 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 33 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 11% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 247 yesterday, 19,305 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 2 yesterday, 1,629 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 139 yesterday, 14,622 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 44 yesterday, 12,838 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

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Outside UI Health Care

Linn Street closed from Market to Bloomington, as outdoor dining on the street returns

Curbside pick-up has given way to outdoor dining as picnic tables again replace parking spots on a short stretch of North Linn Street in Iowa City, Little Village Magazine reports.

Floridians catch meteor’s close brush with Earth

Residents along the state’s Atlantic coast from West Palm Beach to Miami shared videos of the surprising sight on social media, NPR reports.

Reuters to name Alessandra Galloni as top editor, first woman in its 170-year history

Galloni takes the helm as the news agency faces an array of challenges, some of these common to all news media, others unique to Reuters’ sprawling operation, NBC News reports.

Iowa women’s golf wins UNI Spring Invitational

A pair of runner-up individual finishes propelled the Iowa women’s golf team to the top of the five-team field, The Daily Iowan reports.

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