Ballad Health reports another increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations across region

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Ballad Health system recorded 15 additional COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend.

This increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations was reported from data spanning across Ballad’s 21-county service area.

Data from Monday showed that there were 29 admissions recorded over the weekend, along with a slight decrease in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients and those on ventilators due to the virus.

The following is a breakdown of COVID-19 data provided by Ballad Health on Nov. 22:

  • Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 158 (+15) 
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 4 (+1)
  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 40 (+29)
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 26 (+8)
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 40 (-1)
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 30 (-5)
  • Pediatric patients in Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 1
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 45.3% (+0.1)

Ballad Health reported Monday that there have been 31 COVID-related deaths in the region in the past seven days, compared to the 38 deaths reported on Friday within the last seven days.

The region’s positivity rate stands at 13.3% on Monday.

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