Ballad Health: 148 COVID-19 hospitalizations in 21-county service area

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Ballad Health reported a slight decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations on Thursday, according to the system’s data.

There are 148 inpatients within Ballad’s 21-county service area receiving COVID-19 treatment, a drop of three patients since Wednesday.

According to Ballad, the vaccination rate has plateaued, remaining at 44.7% of the region fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

The following is a breakdown of COVID-19 data provided by Ballad Health on Nov. 11:

  • Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 148 (-3)
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 5 (+1)
  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 12 (+4)
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 15 (-8)
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 38 (-4)
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 31 (+1)
  • Pediatric patients in Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 3
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 44.7%

Ballad Health reported Thursday that there have been 41 COVID-related deaths in the region in the past seven days, compared to the 42 deaths reported on Wednesday within the last seven days.

The region’s positivity rate stands at 11.5% on Thursday.

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