Ballad Health: COVID-19 hospitalizations increased slightly from Thursday

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Friday’s COVID-19 totals within Ballad Health facilities halted a downward trend in hospitalizations, according to the scorecard from health officials.

Ballad saw three additional COVID-19 hospitalizations since Thursday, along with nine admissions due to the virus.

The vaccination rate remained the same for the second day in a row, lingering behind statewide rates in Tennessee and Virginia.

The following is data as reported by Ballad Health:

  • Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 189 (+3)
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 7 (+1)
  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 28 (+9)
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 25 (+4)
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 39 (-5)
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 34
  • Pediatric patients in Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 1
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 44.1%

Ballad Health reported Friday that there have been 53 COVID-related deaths in the region in the past seven days.

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