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Nearly 1,300 COVID-19 patients discharged last week; Virginia hospitalizations top 2,400

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Jan 02, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. -- Nearly 1,300 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 78,546 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Sunday, an increase from 77,256 (+1,290) 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 2,405 patients in hospitals who are either positive or whose test results are pending, up from 1,634 (+771) last Sunday, according to the VHHA. Officials said 2,149 (+624) of those patients have COVID-19 while 256 (+147) have tests pending.

VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sits at 2,082 as of Sunday. That is up 521 from 1,561 last Sunday.

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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.