600+ COVID-19 patients discharged last week; Virginia hospitalizations top 1,200

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Dec 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-12 09:53:51-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 600 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).

The VHHA reported a total of 75,306 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Sunday, an increase from 74,694 (+612) patients from last Sunday'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.

However, hospitalizations have increased in Virginia over the past seven days.

As of Sunday, there are currently 1,276 patients in hospitals who are either positive or whose test results are pending, up from 1,080 (+196) last Sunday, according to the VHHA. Officials said 1,188 (+201) of those patients have COVID-19 while 88 (-5) have tests pending.

VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sits at 1,202 as of Sunday.

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The VHHA's online data dashboard to provide up-to-date statistics 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.