700+ COVID-19 patients discharged last week; Virginia hospitalizations up 13%

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Dec 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-17 09:18:40-05

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

As of Friday, there were 762 hospitalized patients confirmed positive for COVID-19, which is up from 677 (+85) last Friday, according to the VHHA.

VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sat at 719 Friday. That is up 69 from 650
last Friday. That number was 554 the previous Friday.

Additionally, more than 700 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to the VHHA.

The VHHA reported a total of 1289,453 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Friday, an increase from 128,735 (+718 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.

Additionally, 22,592 (+54 from last Friday) deaths in Virginia have been linked to COVID since the start of the pandemic, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

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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.