230+ COVID-19 patients discharged last week; Virginia hospitalizations drop 10%

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Apr 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 11:29:57-04

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.

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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.