Ballad Health: 53 COVID-19 patients in ICU as positive rate continues to climb in region

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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 254 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: 254
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 7
  • Designated COVID-19 beds available: 49
  • Number of COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 53
  • Number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 34

Since March 1, there has been a total of 40,235 positive COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Ballad’s 21-county service area.

The positive rate in Ballad’s region is 20.5%.

Ballad reports 45 COVID-19 deaths in the past seven days and 732 deaths since March 1.

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