At Hamilton Medical Center, number of COVID patients rises over weekend

Source: Hamilton Medical Center

Hamilton Medical Center on Monday had 54 COVID patients (46 unvaccinated; 85%); 11 of those were in the intensive care unit (ICU) (nine unvaccinated; 82%); and seven were on ventilators (six unvaccinated; 86%), according to information posted on the hospital's website.

On Friday there were 49 COVID patients (41 unvaccinated; 84%); 10 of those were in the intensive care unit (ICU) (eight unvaccinated; 80%); and six were on ventilators (five unvaccinated; 83%)

The hospital had 49 COVID patients on Aug. 11, the first day hospital officials began reporting the number. Eleven of those patients were in the ICU; five were on ventilators.

In Whitfield County since March 2020 through Friday, there have been 299 confirmed deaths due to COVID and 20 probable deaths due to the virus. Since Sept. 1, there have been 52 confirmed COVID deaths.

Since March 2020 through Friday, there have been 18,870 confirmed COVID cases in Whitfield County.

Hospital officials have said they will update their COVID patient data three times a week at www.hamiltonhealth.com/test-result-data-tests-performed-at-hamilton-medical-center-2. Hamilton Medical Center is licensed for more than 200 beds.

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