108 of 118 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Lake Area are unvaccinated
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Ninety-one percent of those hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Lake Area are unvaccinated, according to numbers released today, Aug. 16, 2021.
As of 11 a.m. Monday, there were 108 unvaccinated COVID-19 patients and 10 vaccinated COVID-19 patients in the Lake Area’s three major hospitals - CHRISTUS Ochsner St Patrick, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital.
In releasing the numbers, Lake Charles Memorial Health System said of its 58 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 28 were in ICU, 20 on a ventilator and five had been vaccinated. That total is up from 54 COVID-19 hospitalizations at Memorial a week ago.
“Over, the past week we had 5 COVID-19 patients pass away” the hospital’s post reads.
Memorial also released an age-breakdown of current COVID-hospitalizations.
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