Ballad Health: 326 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, 74 in ICU

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Officials with Ballad Health released the system’s latest COVID-19 numbers on December 15, announcing there are 326 patients receiving treatment for coronavirus at Ballad hospitals.

Ballad Health officials reported a record number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized on Monday, December 14 at 327 patients.

Just hours before these numbers were released, Ballad Health announced that it will administer its first COVID-19 vaccine to a registered nurse at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon on Tuesday.

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

  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital: 326
  • Total number of COVID-19 admissions: 58
  • Total number of COVID-19 discharges: 47
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 9
  • Designated COVID-19 beds available: 44
  • Number of COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 74
  • Number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 46

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