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Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE - COVID-19 hospitalizations at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee are nearing an all-time high.

Confluence Health on Wednesday reported 42 patients hospitalized due to the virus at the Wenatchee hospital, a jump of six patients from just a week ago.

As of Wednesday evening, 10 COVID-19 patients are in the intensive care unit and eight are on a ventilator. None of those patients are fully vaccinated.

Of the 42 hospitalized, 35 are not fully vaccinated, according to Confluence Health.

The all-time high for COVID-19 hospitalizations at Central Washington Hospital is 44.

At Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake, 16 patients are hospitalized due to the virus; 14 of those individuals are not vaccinated. Hospital officials say on average, about 95 percent of their COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated.