Ballad Health: 2 fewer children receiving COVID-19 treatment at Niswonger

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Ballad Health reported a decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations on Thursday.

Total hospitalizations decreased by eight, and the health system said that two fewer children are hospitalized at Niswonger Children’s Hospital for COVID-19.

The region’s vaccination inched up by .1% on Thursday, according to the scorecard.

Ballad Health’s scorecard is available below:

  • Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 285 (-8)
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 17
  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 31 (-12)
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 39 (+1)
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 76 (-7)
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 60 (+1)
  • Pediatric patients in Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 3 (-2)
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 42.7% (+.1)

Ballad Health reported Thursday that there have been 73 COVID-related deaths in the region in the past seven days.

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