Ballad Health: 255 COVID-19 hospitalizations, positivity rates dropping

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Officials with Ballad Health released the system’s latest COVID-19 numbers on Saturday, Jan. 16, announcing there are 255 patients receiving treatment for coronavirus at Ballad hospitals, down from 273 Friday, Jan. 15.

Friday marked the first time since December 8, 2020 that the number of hospitalized patients was below 300.

“We’re encouraged as the positive rate and cases have declined and over 20,000 people have received their first dose of the vaccination,” Ballad tweeted Friday. “We are by no means out of the woods. Continue to do your part to reduce the spread.”

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

  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital: 255
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 3
  • Designated COVID-19 beds available: 103
  • Number of COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 59
  • Number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 39
  • First doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered: 20,950
  • Second doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered: 8,226

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