Williamson Medical Center released updated COVID-19 data Thursday, and the hospital continues to see an increased demand on COVID-19 inpatient floors and intensive care units as well as a younger COVID-19-positive population requiring inpatient care.
According to WMC, there were 54 hospitalized COVID-19-positive patients Thursday, and of those, 43 were unvaccinated and 11 vaccinated. Seven of those patients, all of whom were unvaccinated, were on ventilators.
Among those hospitalized, 10 were under 50 years old, and four of those were on ventilators. They were all unvaccinated.
The 54 patients Thursday was 16 more than the 38 a week prior. There was one more person on a ventilator Thursday than on Sept. 2.
“Even though we are seeing a younger COVID-positive population requiring inpatient care, especially in the unvaccinated population, a much greater percentage of current COVID inpatients are requiring advanced and mechanical methods to assist in breathing, putting pressure on the availability of equipment, staff and critical care beds to provide this care,” WMC’s news release stated.
Williamson Medical personnel continue to strongly encourage the community “to do their part to protect themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors by getting vaccinated, maintaining social distance and wearing a mask in public.”
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