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300+ COVID-19 patients discharged last week; Virginia hospitalizations down 18%

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Posted at 7:15 PM, Mar 17, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. -- COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Commonwealth decreased over the past week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).

As of Friday, there were 298 hospitalized patients confirmed positive for COVID-19, which is down from 362 (64) last Friday, according to the VHHA.

VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sat at 325 Friday. That is down 61 from 386 last Friday. That number was 433 the Friday before and 500 the previous week.

Additionally, more than 300 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to the VHHA.

The VHHA reported a total of 138,003 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged as of Friday, an increase from 137,700 (+303) 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.

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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.