Ballad Health: COVID-19 hospitalizations, critical cases continue to decline | WJHL
Ballad Health: COVID-19 hospitalizations, critical cases continue to decline |  WJHL

Ballad Health: COVID-19 hospitalizations, critical cases continue to decline | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – COVID-19 hospitalization data at Ballad Health continue to decline after the omicron rise.

Patient number topped in January and reached the highest hospital admissions since the pandemic reached the area in 2020. On Tuesday, Ballad revealed a decline in 13 COVID-19 patients overnight, marking a sustained trend of decline.

Decreases were also seen among critical COVID-19 cases; six fewer critical COVID patients battled the intensive care unit (ICU) virus, and six fewer patients relied on a ventilator to breathe.

The following is a breakdown of COVID-19 data provided by Ballad Health on February 1st5:

  • Total COVID-19 admissions: 362 (-13)
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under study): 6 (-1)
  • Total COVID-19 admission: 52 (unchanged)
  • Total emissions of COVID-19: 65 (+11)
  • COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit: 61 (-6)
  • COVID-19 respirator patients: 40 (-6)
  • Pediatric patients at Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 5 (unchanged)

The totals come from data across Ballad Health’s 21-county service area in northeastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia.

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