Ballad Health reports another child hospitalized due to COVID-19

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Ballad Health on Thursday revealed there are two pediatric patients fighting the novel coronavirus in Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Data also showed a decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations at Ballad facilities across its 21-county service area, with 294 patients housed for novel coronavirus treatment.

Seventy patients remain in Ballad’s intensive care units, with 59 people depending on ventilators.

The health system uses state-reported data to determine COVID-19 deaths within the past seven days. On Thursday, Ballad revealed there have been 64 COVID-related deaths in the past week.

State-reported data also determined that more than 25% of novel coronavirus tests are returning positive. According to Ballad, its 21-county service area has a positivity rate that stands at 29.7%.

The following is a breakdown of COVID-19 data provided by Ballad Health on Jan. 13:

  • Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 294 (-5)
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 9 (+6)
  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 29 (-2)
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 34 (+1)
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 70 (-10)
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 59 (-1)
  • Pediatric patients in Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 2 (+1)
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 47.7%

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