TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local health system marks a positive milestone in the fight against COVID-19.

Union announced today is the first day since before the Delta surge that it has zero patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Marc Keilman is one of the incident commanders for Union’s COVID-19 response.

He says that the pandemic has been a wild ride, and the health system has seen many dark days, but he calls this day one of the most exciting.

“During the Omicron surge there was a day just within our system that we had 200 people test positive in a single day so those are some of the darkest days,” said Keilman. “Certainly this would be one of the brightest days.”

Keilman added that he’s proud of the medical community.

“I’m very proud of what the local hospitals here have done for the community as well as the health department and others have pulled together. In uncertain times we’ve been able to show this community that we can respond with the best of them and do the best we can to keep this community safe.”

He says Union continues to remain vigilant and follow CDC recommendations.