Ballad Health: More than 30,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered, 78 patients hospitalized

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Officials with Ballad Health released the system’s latest COVID-19 numbers on Wednesday, March 3, announcing there are 78 patients receiving treatment for the novel coronavirus at Ballad hospitals.

On Monday, 76 patients were reported as hospitalized across the Ballad system.

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

  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital: 78
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 3
  • Designated COVID-19 beds available: 44
  • Number of COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 16
  • Number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 7
  • First doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered: 30,341
  • Second doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered: 27,750

According to Wednesday’s scorecard, the positivity rate sits at 9.4%, and Ballad used state-reported data to reveal that there have been 66 COVID-19-related deaths in its 21-county service area in the past seven days.

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