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1,000+ COVID-19 patients discharged this week; Virginia hospitalizations down 1%

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Aug 19, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. -- COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Commonwealth decreased over the past week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).

As of Friday, there were 796 hospitalized patients confirmed positive for COVID-19, which is down from 805 (-9) last Friday, according to the VHHA.

VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sat at 786 Friday. That is up 8 from 778 last Friday. That number was 792 the previous Friday and 765 the Friday before that.

Additionally, more than 1,000 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to the VHHA.

The VHHA reported a total of 119,297 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Friday, an increase from 118,237 (+1,060) patients from last Friday's update.

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.

Nearly 21,250 (+104 from last Friday) deaths in Virginia have been linked to COVID since the start of the pandemic, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

RELATED: 7-day positivity rate drops to 22.1%; new cases down 9% last week

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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.