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200+ COVID-19 patients discharged last week; Virginia hospitalizations drop 15%

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Apr 10, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. -- COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Commonwealth dropped 15% last week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).

As of Sunday, there were 205 patients in hospitals who are either positive or whose test results are pending, down from 242 (-37) last Sunday, according to the VHHA. Officials said 159 (-31 from last Sunday) of those patients have COVID-19 while 46 (-6) have tests pending.

VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sat at 222 as of Sunday. That is down 51 from 273 last Sunday and down 128 from 350 the prior Sunday.

Additionally, more than 240 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to the VHHA.

The VHHA reported a total of 107,475 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Sunday, an increase from 107,234 (+241) patients from last Sunday's update. More than 19,700 deaths in Virginia have been linked to COVID, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

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 provides up-to-date statistics daily 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.