Ballad Health: 85 COVID-19 deaths in region over past 7 days

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Officials with Ballad Health released the system’s latest COVID-19 numbers on Saturday, announcing there are now 210 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: 210
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 3
  • Designated COVID-19 beds available: 72
  • Number of COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 38
  • Number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 29

There have been 85 virus-related deaths in the past seven days in the Ballad Health system.

Since March 1, there have been 33,607 total positive COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Ballad’s 21-county service area, with 640 COVID-19 deaths.

The positive rate in the Ballad region is 18.5% on Saturday, up from 18.1% on Friday.

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