Ballad Health: 225 COVID-19 cases at Ballad hospitals, 45 patients in ICU

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Officials with Ballad Health released the system’s latest COVID-19 numbers on Thursday, announcing there are now 225 patients receiving treatment for coronavirus at Ballad hospitals.

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

  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital: 225
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 9
  • Designated COVID-19 beds available: 62
  • Number of COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 45
  • Number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 34

There have been 55 virus-related deaths in the past seven days in the Ballad Health system.

Since March 1, there have been 32,661 total positive COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Ballad’s 21-county service area.

The positive rate in the Ballad region is 19.3% as of Thursday.

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