‘Near Southwest’ Virginia hospitals see total number of COVID-19 patients surpass 100 for the first time in months


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(WFXR) — More than two months after their last update, hospitals in “near Southwest” Virginia are resuming their weekly coronavirus update as cases and hospitalizations continue to trend upward in the region, bringing the number of confirmed and pending virus hospitalizations up to 128.

According to health officials, Friday, Aug. 6 marked the first day in several months that the number of inpatients at Carilion Clinic, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah Health, and the Salem VA Medical Center has gone above 100.

“As a healthcare community, we continue to strongly urge everyone eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated as soon as they can,” Carilion Clinic said in a statement on Friday. “Nearly all those hospitalized with COVID-19 in our region are unvaccinated.”

You can review the most recent hospitalization data for the Near Southwest Virginia region below:

As of Aug. 6, 2021:

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

Local hospitals are set to provide weekly updates on their coronavirus patient data

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