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Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 statistics update

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

New Haven, CT (April 29, 2020) – Yale New Haven Health has updated all the numbers provided at the beginning of the month. Below are assorted statistics from throughout our health system documenting part of the COVID-19 outbreak at our hospitals.

  • As of today, our COVID Call Center 833-ASK-YNHH, established on March 9, has answered more than 70,000 calls from the community and our staff.
  • More than 1.2 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been donated by members of the community.
    • Among those were 7,500 handmade masks and 76,000 N95 respirators.
  • 11,700 N95 masks have been safely cleaned and reprocessed to be able to use again.
  • Thanks to the support of state licensing boards, YNHHS has credentialed nearly 800 new medical staff members to support our staff in caring for COVID-19 patients.
  • A total of 1,500 COVID-19 positive patients have been discharged.
  • 85 COVID clinical trials are underway at YNHHS and Yale.
  • More than 47,000 meals have been either donated or promised to hospitals around our health system from local restaurants and community organizations.
  • More than 51,000 outpatient telehealth visits have been conducted between Yale New Haven Health physicians and patients.
  • In testing sites at all our hospitals, we have swabbed more than 28,000 people to test for COVID-19
  • YNHHS launched a Kudoboard on April 1 to encourage the community to post positive messages of support for our staff. Since then, we have received 1,206 notes of thanks and encouragement. The website can be found by visiting:

We continue to care for COVID and non-COVID patients in hospitals throughout our health system. We are starting to see the number of admissions slow down which is a very positive sign. Social distancing is helping and we encourage everyone to continue to do all they can to help end the spread of COVID in our communities.