Number of COVID patients at hospital jumps 18%

Source: Hamilton Medical Center

The number of COVID-19 patients at Hamilton Medical Center jumped 18% — from 56 to 69 — from Wednesday to Friday, according to information posted on the hospital's website.

On Friday, the hospital had 69 COVID patients (60 unvaccinated; 87%); 17 of those were in the intensive care unit (ICU) (13 unvaccinated; 76%); and nine were on ventilators (eight unvaccinated; 89%).

The hospital on Wednesday had 56 COVID patients (52 unvaccinated; 93%); 14 of those were in the intensive care unit (ICU) (12 unvaccinated; 86%); and 11 were on ventilators (10 unvaccinated; 91%). On Aug. 25, the hospital had 78 COVID patients.

The hospital had 49 COVID patients on Aug. 11. Eleven of those patients were in the ICU; five were on ventilators.

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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