Edward Hospital reported its highest COVID-19 hospitalization count since the start of the pandemic, with 116 people being treated Tuesday at the Naperville facility.

The number exceeds the previous record high of 97, which was set Nov. 13, 2020, hospital records show.

It’s also another big jump in just a week, when the hospital reported 94 patients admitted for COVID.

In Naperville, there were 3,712 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 14 days as of Tuesday, a new record for the city, according to Naperville’s COVID-19 dashboard.

With the ongoing surge, Edward has decided to postpone all elective surgeries until mid-January, as recommended by Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association so that beds remain available for COVID-19 patients.

The hospital also is no longer allowing visitors for anyone other than patients who are critically ill or dying or are in the pediatric/infant or mother-and-baby units. Cafes, coffee shops, gift shops and waiting areas have been closed.

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