Slidell Memorial Hospital reported zero COVID-positive inpatients over the Easter weekend.
The hospital reported a steady decrease in the number of COVID-19 positive patients. As of yesterday, SMH has one patient hospitalized for COVID-19.
Officials say the positive rate for COVID tests at SMH is 1.9%.
While this is exciting news for the Slidell area, hospital officials say they are aware that other areas of the United States and other countries are seeing increased COVID infections. Therefore, SMH reminds residents to maintain COVID-19 precautions, such as masking, social distancing, hand washing, and staying home if you are sick.