RICHMOND, Va. -- COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Commonwealth increased roughly 30% over the past week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).
As of Friday, there were 325 hospitalized patients confirmed positive for COVID-19, which is up from 250 (+75) last Sunday, according to the VHHA.
VHHA's 7-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations sat 280 Friday. (The association switch to Monday-Friday reporting this week versus Monday-Sunday.) That is up 79 from 201 last Sunday. That number was 184 the previous week and 170 the Sunday before that.
Additionally, more than 330 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to the VHHA.
The VHHA reported a total of 108,812 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Friday, an increase from 108,474 (+338) patients from last Sunday'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 20,315 (+37 from last Friday) deaths in Virginia have been linked to COVID, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
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.