Nearly 850 more COVID-19 patients discharged; hospitalizations tick up from last week

RICHMOND, Va. — Nearly 850 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).

The VHHA reported a total of 73,502 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Sunday, an increase from 72,655 (+847) patients from last Sunday’s update.

Hospitalizations have increased in Virginia over the past seven days.

As of Sunday, there are currently 849 patients in hospitals who are either positive or whose test results are pending, up from 829 (+20) last Sunday, according to the VHHA. Officials said 761 (+16) of those patients have COVID-19 while 88 (+4) have tests pending.

The data is a look into COVID-19 recoveries in Virginia. While the data isn’t an exact recovery statistic, the discharge category shows how many COVID-19 patients were hospitalized and released.

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The VHHA’s online data dashboard to provide up-to-date statistics on the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations across the Commonwealth, ventilator usage, and current hospital bed availability.

The VHHA collects and collates data supplied by member hospitals as part of COVID-19 situational preparedness and response efforts.

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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