100+ additional COVID-19 patients discharged; Virginia hospitalizations tick down

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Oct 29, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. -- Hospitalizations have decreased in Virginia over the last 24 hours, according to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).

There are currently 1,058 patients in hospitals who are either positive or whose test results are pending, down from 1,155 (-97) Thursday, according VHHA. Officials said 963 (-96) of those patients have COVID-19 while 95 (-1) have tests pending.

The VHHA reports a total of 71,365 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged, an increase from 71,262 (+103) patients since Thursday'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.

RELATED: COVID-19 in Virginia: 1,646 new cases reported Friday, Oct. 29


The VHHA's online data dashboard provides 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.

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