COVID Hospitalizations for Week Ending Nov. 6, 2021

 

Covid Hospitalizations Week Ending Nov 6 2021

 

We're hopeful as we watch the number of patients hospitalized with COVID continue to decline in our hospitals and across the state. Still, the Centers for Disease Control rates the risk to unvaccinated people in our region as "very high" based on positivity rates and rates of cases per 100,000 population. We're watching that designation closely.

The majority of those vaccinated still being hospitalized and in ICU care because of COVID are transplant recipients, cancer patients and others whose immune systems are compromised and who can't mount as strong a response to the vaccine. We can help protect those people by reducing the spread of COVID through vaccination. If you're not yet vaccinated, please talk to your doctor or find a vaccine near you at http://spr.ly/6183yCzEX.

These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Nov. 6 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. It includes patients with active COVID infection. It doesn't include patients who remain hospitalized because of lasting complications of their illness. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they are between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago.