Ballad Health: 70 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, 10 in ICU

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Officials with Ballad Health released the system’s latest COVID-19 numbers on Monday, March 8, announcing there are 70 patients receiving treatment for the novel coronavirus at Ballad hospitals.

On Friday, 70 patients were reported as hospitalized across the Ballad system.

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

  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital: 70
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 0
  • Designated COVID-19 beds available: 53
  • Number of COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 10
  • Number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 5
  • First doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered: 31,088
  • Second doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered: 28,166

According to Monday’s scorecard, the positivity rate sits at 10.7%, and Ballad used state-reported data to reveal that there have been 58 COVID-19-related deaths in its 21-county service area in the past seven days.

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