Confirmed, pending COVID-19 hospitalizations in ‘near southwest Virginia’ fall from 371 to 305

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(WFXR) — For the second week in a row, the total number of confirmed and pending COVID-19 patients at “near southwest Virginia” hospitals — such as Carilion Clinic, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah Health, and the Salem VA Medical Center — dropped on Friday, going from 371 to 305 over the last week.

Since Friday, Oct. 1, local health officials reported 40 less confirmed COVID-19 patients, 16 less virus patients in the ICU, and 26 less patients who are awaiting virus results in these hospitals.

Meanwhile, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 2,836 new COVID-19 cases, 102 new hospitalizations, and 44 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Friday, Oct. 8.

You can review the hospitalization data for the Near Southwest Virginia region from the last 10 weeks below:

As of Oct. 8, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 303
    • ICU patients: 93
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): Two

As of Oct. 1, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 343
    • ICU patients: 109
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 28

As of Sept. 24, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 377
    • ICU patients: 112
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 28

As of Sept. 17, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 353
    • ICU patients: 102
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 24

As of Sept. 10, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 326
    • ICU patients: 98
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 44

As of Sept. 3, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 297
    • ICU patients: 88
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 24

As of Aug. 27, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 240
    • ICU patients: 81
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 20

As of Aug. 20, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 182
    • ICU patients: 74
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 12

As of Aug. 13, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 178
    • ICU patients: 50
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 13

As of Aug. 6, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 113
    • ICU patients: 28
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 15

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