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500+ COVID-19 patients discharged last week; Virginia hospitalizations up 2%

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Posted at 10:03 AM, Dec 23, 2022

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 Thursday, there were 776 hospitalized patients confirmed positive for COVID-19, which is up from 762 (+14) last Friday, according to the VHHA.

VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sat at 745 Thursday. That is up 26 from 719 last Friday. That number was 650 the Friday before and 554 the previous Friday.

Additionally, more than 500 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to the VHHA.

The VHHA reported a total of 129,975 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged as of Thursday, an increase from 129,453 (+522 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, 22,649 (+57 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.