RICHMOND, Va. -- COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Commonwealth dropped 14% last week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).
As of Sunday, there were 242 patients in hospitals who are either positive or whose test results are pending, down from 282 (-39) last Sunday, according to the VHHA. Officials said 190 (-61 from last Sunday) of those patients have COVID-19 while 52 (+21) have tests pending.
VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sat at 273 as of Sunday. That is down 77 from 350 last Sunday and down 161 from 434 the prior Sunday.
Additionally, more than 800 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to the VHHA.
The VHHA reported a total of 107,234 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Sunday, an increase from 106,431 (+803) 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.