Virginia COVID-19 hospitalizations drop to 3,750 Saturday, nearly 400 more patients discharged

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Jan 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-22 13:57:37-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- COVID-19 hospitalizations in Virginia have decreased over the last 24 hours, according to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).

There are currently 3,750 patients in hospitals who are either positive or whose test results are pending, down from 3,836 (-86) Friday, according VHHA. Officials said 3,603 (-86) of those patients have COVID-19 while 147 (no change) have tests pending.

VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sits at 3,853 as of Saturday. That is down 14 from 3,867 last Saturday and down 899 from 2,954 the Saturday before.

Additionally, the VHHA reported a total of 87,080 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged, an increase from 86,681 (+399) patients since yesterday'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, which is updated daily, shows how many COVID-19 patients were hospitalized and released.

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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.

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