Ballad Health sends the final COVID-19 report on Tuesday | WJHL
Ballad Health sends the final COVID-19 report on Tuesday |  WJHL

Ballad Health sends the final COVID-19 report on Tuesday | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Since the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic, Ballad Health has spent 777 days using the Corporate Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) to report regional COVID-19 data.

On Monday, the health system announced that CEOC will close with immediate effect.

What Ballad Health called the “scorecard” detailed numbers about new coronavirus hospitalizations, deaths, hospitalizations and discharges throughout its 21-county service area in northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Monday, April 18 marks the health system’s penultimate scorecard, with Tuesday, April 19, ending the two-year effort to provide the region with ongoing COVID-19 coverage.

Ballad revealed that there are 28 new coronavirus patients receiving treatment in its facilities, with no recent admissions or pediatric COVID-19 patients at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

The health system used state-reported data to establish that only 3.1% of new coronavirus tests return positive within the last week.

Ballad Health sincerely thanks everyone for their herculean efforts to support CEOC in the last 777 days. The health care system continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the Appalachian Highlands and will continue to do everything it can to serve our community.

Ballad Health, April 18, 2022

This is a development story and News Channel 11 will provide further details as we receive them.

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