Ballad Health: 200 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19; 2 pediatric patients in Niswonger

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) —Ballad Health officials reported Friday that COVID-19 hospitalizations remain on the decline.

The health system is currently treating 200 COVID-19 patients across its 21-county service area, according to data from its scorecard.

Pediatric patients remain the same, with two children in Niswonger due to COVID-19.

The seven-day deaths increased since Thursday’s, revealing an additional four deaths in the past seven days.

The following is data as reported by Ballad Health:

  • Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 200 (-9)
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 10 (+3)
  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 17
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 26 (-6)
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 55 (-4)
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 50 (-5)
  • Pediatric patients in Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 2
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 43.8% (+0.1)

Ballad Health reported Friday that there have been 73 COVID-related deaths in the region in the past seven days, compared to 69 deaths in the previous seven-day span.

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