Ballad Health: Total COVID hospitalizations drop slightly from Wednesday

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Ballad Health reported 353 COVID-19 inpatients in its facilities on Thursday — a drop since Wednesday’s report.

According to the scorecard, the region’s vaccination rate inched up by 0.3% from Wednesday, bringing the vaccination rate in Ballad’s 21-county service area to 41.3%.

On Wednesday, Ballad Health stated that part of the decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations was attributed to patient deaths, not discharges. A morgue trailer has been utilized at the Johnson City Medical Center.

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

  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital: 353 (-18)
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 18 (+5)
  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 32 (-8)
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 50 (-6)
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 107 (+2)
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 84 (-3)
  • Pediatric patients in Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 3
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 41.3% (+0.3%)

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