COVID update: Wellstar caring for 56 patients

Published 2:45 am Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center is caring for 56 COVID-19 patients as of Monday, 51 of which are unvaccinated, per a Facebook post from the hospital.

A total of 18 people are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 16 of which are unvaccinated, and a total of 12 people are on ventilators, 11 of which are unvaccinated.

The Wellstar health system as a whole is caring for 594 COVID-19 patients.

Of the current cases, 524 are unvaccinated.

A total of 165 people are in the ICU, 151 unvaccinated, and a total of 135 people are on ventilators, 121 unvaccinated.

The Georgia Department of Public Health has reported 415 new cases of COVID-19 in Troup County during the past two weeks as of Sept. 17, pushing the county total to 8,199 cases. DPH also reports that the county has a total of 231 deaths and 42 probable deaths since the start of the pandemic.