Number of confirmed, pending coronavirus hospitalizations drops from 139 to 118 in ‘near Southwest’ Virginia

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(WFXR) — Following several weeks of ups and downs with regard to coronavirus hospitalizations in “near Southwest” Virginia, health officials saw a drop in the total number of confirmed and pending COVID-19 patients, going from 139 to 118 as of Wednesday.

In a week-to-week comparison, the number of hospitalizations at these facilities — more specifically, Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah, and Salem VA facilities — had been generally increasing from late October 2020 to mid-January 2021 due to COVID-19.

Then, on Jan. 20, health officials reported a drop in the number of confirmed coronavirus hospitalizations from 450 to 432 for the first time since early November. That total number of patients continued to steadily drop every week for 10 weeks.

However, on March 31, hospitals reported 120 confirmed COVID-19 patients, which was four more patients than the week before. By April 7, that number increased by 10 to reach 130.

Over the next few weeks, the number of confirmed coronavirus hospitalizations went down, up, down, and up, reaching 119 as of May 5.

Then, on Wednesday, May 12, the hospitals reported a drop to 98 confirmed virus patients, which is 21 less patients than the week before.

In addition, the number of ICU virus patients decreased by nine over the course of the last week, health officials say.

However, the number of virus patients on ventilators increased by one and the number of patients under investigation for the virus stayed the same since May 5.

Meanwhile, as of May 12, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 67 new virus-related hospitalizations around the Commonwealth.

You can review the hospitalization data for the Near Southwest Virginia region over the last 29 weeks below:

As of May 12, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 98
    • ICU patients: 33
    • Ventilator patients: 20
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 20

As of May 5, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 119
    • ICU patients: 42
    • Ventilator patients: 19
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 20

As of April 28, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 107
    • ICU patients: 33
    • Ventilator patients: 18
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 12

As of April 21, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 143
    • ICU patients: 36
    • Ventilator patients: 8
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 11

As of April 14, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 124
    • ICU patients: 33
    • Ventilator patients: 15
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 7

As of April 7, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 130
    • ICU patients: 32
    • Ventilator patients: 16
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 4

As of March 31, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 120
    • ICU patients: 38
    • Ventilator patients: 18
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 3

As of March 24, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 116
    • ICU patients: 32
    • Ventilator patients: 17
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 0

As of March 17, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 137
    • ICU patients: 25
    • Ventilator patients: 15
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 7

As of March 10, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 162
    • ICU patients: 30
    • Ventilator patients: 14
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 19

As of March 3, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 187
    • ICU patients: 43
    • Ventilator patients: 29
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 18

As of Feb. 24, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 200
    • ICU patients: 50
    • Ventilator patients: 31
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 21

As of Feb. 17, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 248
    • ICU patients: 67
    • Ventilator patients: 43
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 19

As of Feb. 10, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 272
    • ICU patients: 63
    • Ventilator patients: 43
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 33

As of Feb. 3, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 328
    • ICU patients: 79
    • Ventilator patients: 51
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 27

As of Jan. 27, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 345
    • ICU patients: 85
    • Ventilator patients: 54
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 39

As of Jan. 20, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 432
    • ICU patients: 91
    • Ventilator patients: 57
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 31

As of Jan. 13, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 450
    • ICU patients: 96
    • Ventilator patients: 55
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 30

As of Jan. 6, 2021:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 420
    • ICU patients: 87
    • Ventilator patients: 58
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 33

As of Dec. 30, 2020:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 381
    • ICU patients: 75
    • Ventilator patients: 43
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 21

As of Dec. 23, 2020:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 363
    • ICU patients: 83
    • Ventilator patients: 44
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 28

As of Dec. 16, 2020:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 305
    • ICU patients: 67
    • Ventilator patients: 37
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 38

As of Dec. 9, 2020:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 285
    • ICU patients: 67
    • Ventilator patients: 24
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 34

As of Dec. 2, 2020:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 280
    • ICU patients: 61
    • Ventilator patients: 30
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 27

As of Nov. 25, 2020:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients 234
    • ICU patients: 49
    • Ventilator patients: 24
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 29

As of Nov. 18, 2020:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 208
    • ICU patients: 36
    • Ventilator patients: 22
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 26

As of Nov. 11, 2020:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 203
    • ICU patients: 38
    • Ventilator patients: 18
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 35

As of Nov. 4, 2020:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 186
    • ICU patients: 40
    • Ventilator patients: 22
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 32

As of Oct. 28, 2020:

  • Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 200
    • ICU patients: 50
    • Ventilator patients: 27
  • Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 46

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