Ballad Health: 289 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, 50 depending on ventilators

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Officials with Ballad Health released the system’s latest COVID-19 numbers on Wednesday, August 26, announcing there are 289 patients receiving treatment for the virus at its hospitals.

The health system said that there are currently nine children being treated in Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Fifty patients are currently depending on ventilators.

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

  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital: 289
  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 46
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 46
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 16
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 73
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 50
  • Pediatric patients in Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 9
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 39%

According to Thursday’s scorecard, the positivity rate sits at 15.4%, and Ballad used state-reported data to reveal that there have been 31 COVID-19-related deaths in its 21-county service area in the past seven days.

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