I hope this finds you well. Currently there are 20 persons hospitalized at NCH with COVID and we have treated 1120 people in the hospital successfully since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 20 pediatric patients treated in total. The incidence of COVID continues to remain low and the positivity rate at NCH the past week was 3.68%. Appropriately screened visitors are now being admitted to the hospital to visit family members. The incidence in several northern states has begun to rise, so, as season approaches we all need to remain vigilant. Please remember to get your flu shot ASAP. This will be crucial in helping to differentiate COVID from flu and also obviously protects you.