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130+ COVID-19 patients discharged, hospitalizations tick down over last week

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Posted at 9:58 AM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-27 09:59:14-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 130 additional COVID-19 patients have been discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).

The VHHA reports a total of 57,152 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged, an increase from 57,020 (+132) patients since last Sunday's update.

Hospitalizations have decreased in Virginia over the past seven days.

There are currently 258 patients in hospitals who are either positive or whose test results are pending, down from 283 (-25) last Sunday, according to the VHHA. Officials said 168 (-30) of those patients have COVID-19 while 90 (+5) have tests pending.

Additionally, 24% (down from 25% last Sunday) of the state's ventilators are being used, according to the healthcare association.

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 has launched an 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 dashboard will also track metrics on the number of hospitals experiencing challenges obtaining or replenishing personal protective equipment (PPE) and other needed medical supplies.

The VHHA collects and collates data supplied by member hospitals as part of COVID-19 situational preparedness and response efforts.