Ballad Well being: Neighborhood On Monitor To Beat Final Winter’s COVID-19 Spike By Subsequent Week | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – On January 5, 2020, Ballad Health reported the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital during the winter surge.

Ballad Health: 48 COVID-19 patients dependent on ventilators, 11 children being treated in Niswonger

Ballad Health officials said Wednesday that the Tri-Cities are well on their way to surpass that high of 361 hospitalized COVID-19 patients within the next week.

Chief Operating Officer / Incident Commander Eric Deaton opens today’s media briefing with a Mission Moment story about a call from the Dante Rescue Squad / EMS to our communications center when an expectant mother was and was in labor.

– Ballad Health (@BalladHealth) September 1, 2021

Check out Ballad Health’s full COVID-19 update below:

With the Delta variant rampant across the region, health experts revealed a sobering fact: the overall mean age of COVID-19 cases continues to decline.

VDH: 212 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths reported Wednesday in Southwest Virginia

Of the 11 children being treated for COVID-19 at Niswong Children’s Hospital, six remain in intensive care, according to Ballad.

People under the age of 18 account for 28% of COVID-19 hospital admissions at Ballad Health facilities.

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Dr. Myesa Emberesh of St. Jude Clinic in Niswonger said the virus is mutating as it spreads, infecting more children.

“Last year, children who contracted COVID-19 were mostly asymptomatic,” Emberesh said. “But now more children are getting sick because we’re letting this virus spread. The more it spreads, the more it mutates.

“Many of these children are younger than 12 and do not qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine. They are the weakest people in our region. I don’t want COVID-19 to penetrate the bodies of children with cancer. I don’t want them gasping for breath and treating other symptoms in addition to chemotherapy. “

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Emberesh urged those who received the vaccinations to get vaccinated to protect those who cannot take that step against the virus.

Ballad Health’s 21 county service area has lower vaccination rates than they do for Tennessee as a whole. According to the system, only 39.7% are fully vaccinated, compared to the nationwide full vaccination rate of 41.7% in Tennessee.

Across the state line in Virginia, 57.3% of the population is vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please see our vaccinated vs. unvaccinated COVID-19 patient status from 01.09. at.

🛑 A total of 331 COVID-19 patients in the hospital
(310 unvaccinated – 21 vaccinated)

📍 77 patients in the intensive care unit
(74 unvaccinated – 3 vaccinated)

📌 48 patients on ventilators
(47 unvaccinated – 1 vaccinated)

– Ballad Health (@BalladHealth) September 1, 2021

Jamie Swift, Chief Infection Prevention Officer of Ballad Health, announced that of the 331 COVID-19 patients treated in the hospital, 310 are unvaccinated – an astonishing 93.65% compared to 6.34% who are vaccinated.

Those who are vaccinated for COVID-19 and still hospitalized averages around 69 years old, while the average age of hospitalized, unvaccinated patients is 58.9 years.

77 patients remain in the intensive care unit (ICU); over 96% of these patients still need to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Of the 48 patients who rely on ventilators, 47 are unvaccinated.

“The only way to stop this is to vaccinate as many people as possible,” Swift said.

She reminded the public that Ballad will continue his vaccination efforts at the Johnson City Mall on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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