Nearly 1,450 more COVID-19 patients discharged; hospitalizations drop from last week

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Posted at 11:25 PM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-10 14:11:59-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Nearly 1,450 additional COVID-19 patients were discharged from Virginia hospitals over the past week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).

The VHHA reported a total of 68,765 hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been discharged Sunday, an increase from 67,318 (+1,447) patients from last Sunday's update.

Hospitalizations have decreased in Virginia over the past seven days.

As of Sunday, there are currently 1,910 patients in hospitals who are either positive or whose test results are pending, down from 2,067 (-157) last Sunday, according to the VHHA. Officials said 1,778 (-121) of those patients have COVID-19 while 132 (-36) have tests pending.

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 to provide up-to-date statistics 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.