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Nearly 540 COVID-19 patients discharged last week; Virginia hospitalizations down 6%

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Feb 17, 2023

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 544 hospitalized patients confirmed positive for COVID-19, which is down from 577 (-33) last Friday, according to the VHHA.

VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sat at 553 Friday. That is down 64 from 617 last Friday. That number was 676 the Friday before and 769 the previous week.

Additionally, nearly 540 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to the VHHA.

The VHHA reported a total of 136,113 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged as of Friday, an increase from 135,574 (+539) 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.

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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.