Ballad Health: 114 COVID-19 deaths over the last 7 days, 305 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized

Local Coronavirus Coverage

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Officials with Ballad Health released the system’s latest COVID-19 numbers on December 20, announcing there are 305 patients receiving treatment for coronavirus at Ballad hospitals.

The hospital system reported 114 COVID-19 deaths over the past seven days and a novel coronavirus positivity rate of 22.7%.

The following is a breakdown of COVID-19 data provided by Ballad Health:

  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital: 305
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 4
  • Designated COVID-19 beds available: 50
  • Number of COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 57
  • Number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 37

Over weekends, Ballad does not report admissions and discharges.

Ballad Health reports there have been a total of 973 COVID-19 deaths in the hospital system since March.

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