‘Majority of our COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated’ | Ballad Health urges vaccinations as hospitalizations rise

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Ballad Health officials released the weekend’s COVID-19 rates within its facilities and noted again the disparity between those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated.

The health system tweeted Monday that it continues to “see a grim pattern that the majority of [its] COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated individuals.”

The region’s vaccination rate inched up but still trails behind statewide rates in both Tennessee and Virginia.

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

  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital: 331 (+1)
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under investigation): 19
  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 48 (+16)
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 46 (-9)
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 91 (-13)
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 65 (-17)
  • Pediatric patients in Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 6 (+1)
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 42.6%

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