Virginia COVID-19 hospitalizations drop to 3,000+ Saturday; 320+ more patients discharged

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Jan 29, 2022

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 3,061 patients in hospitals who are either positive or whose test results are pending, down from 3,197 (-136) Friday, according VHHA. Officials said 2,937 (-99) of those patients have COVID-19 while 124 (-37) have tests pending.

VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sits at 3,449 as of Saturday. That is down 404 from 3,853 last Saturday and from 3,867 the Saturday before.

Additionally, the VHHA reported a total of 90,563 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged, an increase from 90,236 (+327) 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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