A tremendous turnaround.  That’s how Centra Health officials are describing the COVID-19 situation right now.  Medical Director Dr. Christoper Lewis says Lynchburg General Hospital has 8 COVID patients, one of them in ICU.

He says Centra is relaxing its visitation policy beginning Friday.   TWO visitors will be allowed per inpatient adult for NON-COVID patients and patients in the Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby Units.   Visitors for the Emergency Room and procedural areas will remain restricted to ONE visitor per patient. 

Meanwhile, Centra VP Michael Elliott says the vaccine supply is increasing:

He says 30-thousand vaccine doses have been administered in the area so far.