Tower Health - Reading Hospital in West Reading

WEST READING, Pa. - Tower Health is sharing with the public information about COVID-19 testing and hospitalization trends at each of its seven hospitals in southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Berks County-based health network unveiled a web page with a variety of data, including the number of patients on ventilators and how many have died.

As of Monday afternoon, Tower Health said it has completed 5,167 COVID-19 tests, with 70% being returned with negative results.

Among the 30% who have tested positive, 176 are currently being treated as an inpatient at one of the health network's seven hospitals and 106 have died.

Nearly half of Tower Health's patients who are currently hospitalized -- 84 -- are at Reading Hospital, where 17% are in intensive care and 13% are on a ventilator.

Thirty-six people with COVID-19 have died at Reading Hospital.

Tower Health said it will update the online information daily.

Berks County's other acute care hospital -- Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Bern Township -- has been providing similar information online.

As of Monday, St. Joe's is treating 31 inpatients with the coronavirus. Twenty-nine others have been released, and five have died.

Overall, Berks County's COVID-19 death toll stands at 87, according to the coroner, with the youngest person being 30 years old and the oldest being 100.

Since the pandemic began, Berks County has had 1,945 cases test positive for COVID-19 and 3,948 test negative.

Any Berks resident with questions about the coronavirus can contact the county's help center by calling 610-320-6150 or by emailing COVID@CountyofBerks.com.

Staff will be on hand to answer phones and respond to emails seven days a week, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 911; social service questions or needs should be addressed by calling 211.