Ballad Health COVID hospitalizations highest since late January 2021

Local Coronavirus Coverage

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Officials with Ballad Health released the system’s latest COVID-19 numbers on Tuesday, August 17, announcing there are 190 patients receiving treatment for the virus at its hospitals.

This marks the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients since Jan. 24, 2021 when that number sat at 195 patients.

Monday’s patient count in Ballad facilities was the second highest, with 179 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19.

Forty-three patients are currently depending on a ventilator — nearly double from last Monday’s 22 patients.

Monday’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) numbers nearly mirror numbers seen last January — on January 19, there were 57 patients in the ICU; as of August 16, there are 55 patients in the ICU in Ballad Health facilities.

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

  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital: 190
  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 28
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 16
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 7 
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 58
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 43
  • Pediatric patients in Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 2
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 38.6%

According to Tuesday’s scorecard, the positivity rate sits at 14.7%, and Ballad used state-reported data to reveal that there have been 27 COVID-19-related deaths in its 21-county service area in the past seven days.

For complete coronavirus coverage, CLICK HERE.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss