‘Near Southwest’ Virginia hospitals report jump in confirmed, pending COVID-19 patients from 194 to 260

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(WFXR) — As the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continues to increase at higher rates around the Commonwealth, hospitals in the “near southwest” region of Virginia saw another surge in the number of confirmed and pending virus patients, going from 194 to 260 over the last week.

This includes patients at Carilion Clinic, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah Health, and the Salem VA Medical Center.

Since Friday, Aug. 20, local health officials reported 58 new hospitalized coronavirus patients, as well as seven new virus patients in the ICU and eight new patients with pending virus test results.

Meanwhile, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 3,520 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single-day spike in cases since Feb. 11; 128 new hospitalizations; and 40 new virus-related deaths, the largest single-day spike in cases since April 6, around the Commonwealth as of Friday, Aug. 27.

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

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

Correction: The title of this story previously said that the total number of confirmed and pending coronavirus cases in “near southwest Virginia” had increased to 266 instead of 260. It has since been corrected.

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