RICHMOND, Va. -- COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Commonwealth dropped 10% last week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).
As of Sunday, there were 143 hospitalized patients confirmed positive for COVID-19, which is down from 159 (-16) last Sunday, according to the VHHA.
VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sat at 150 as of Sunday. That is down 72 from 222 last Sunday and
123 from 273 the prior Sunday.
Additionally, more than 230 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to the VHHA.
The VHHA reported a total of 107,707 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Sunday, an increase from 107,475 (+232) patients from last Sunday's update. More than 20,022 (+322 from last Sunday) 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.
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.