319 confirmed, pending coronavirus hospitalizations reported around ‘Near Southwest Region’ of Virginia

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(Photo: Courtesy CDC via MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy CDC via MGN Online)

(WFXR) — On Wednesday, hospitals around the “near southwest” region of Virginia — which covers Carilion, Centra, Sovah, and VA facilities — reported a total of 285 hospitalized coronavirus patients, as well as 34 patients under investigation.

In a week-to-week comparison, the number of hospitalizations at these facilities has been generally increasing due to COVID-19.

However, between the week of Wednesday, Dec. 2, and Wednesday, Dec. 9, health officials only reported five new confirmed virus-related hospitalizations and seven new pending hospitalizations from the near southwest region, which is a smaller increase than seen in past weeks.

Meanwhile, on Dec. 9, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 125 new virus-related hospitalizations around the Commonwealth.

As for the near southwest Virginia region, the only anomaly in the data over the last seven weeks — which are listed blow — was the week of Nov. 4, where the total hospitalizations dropped by 14 from the previous week.

As of Wednesday, Dec. 9:

  • Total hospitalizations: 285
  • ICU patients: 67
  • Ventilator patients: 24
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 34

As of Wednesday, Dec. 2:

  • Total hospitalizations: 280
  • ICU patients: 61
  • Ventilator patients: 30
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 27

As of Wednesday, Nov. 25:

  • Total hospitalizations: 234
  • ICU patients: 49
  • Ventilator patients: 24
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 29

As of Wednesday, Nov. 18:

  • Total hospitalizations: 208
  • ICU patients: 36
  • Ventilator patients: 22
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 26

As of Wednesday, Nov. 11:

  • Total hospitalizations: 203
  • ICU patients: 38
  • Ventilator patients: 18
  • Hospitalized PUIs: 35

As of Wednesday, Nov. 4:

  • Total hospitalizations: 186
  • ICU patients: 40
  • Ventilator patients: 22
  • Hospitalized PUIs: 32

As of Wednesday, Oct. 28:

  • Total hospitalizations: 200
  • ICU patients: 50
  • Ventilator patients: 27
  • Hospitalized PUIs: 46

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