RICHMOND, Va. -- COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Commonwealth decreased roughly 6% over the past week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).
As of Friday, there were 536 hospitalized patients confirmed positive for COVID-19, which is down from 574 (-38) last Friday, according to the VHHA.
VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sat at 565 Friday. That is down 6 from 571 last Friday. That number was 567 the previous Friday and 484 the Friday before that.
Additionally, more than 660 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to the VHHA.
The VHHA reported a total of 111,722 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Friday, an increase from 111,058 (+664) 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.
More than 20,453 (+12 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.