Number of confirmed, pending COVID-19 hospitalizations jumps from 131 to 154 around ‘near Southwest’ Virginia

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(WFXR) — After a small dip in the the total number of confirmed and pending coronavirus patients at “near Southwest” Virginia hospitals last week, health officials announced Wednesday morning that number climbed from 131 to 154 over the past seven days.

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. Then, by April 7, that number increased by 10 to reach 130. By April 14, though, that number decreased by six, reaching 124.

Then, on Wednesday, April 21, health officials announced the number of confirmed virus patients jumped by 19 to 143.

In addition, hospitals reported three more virus patients in the ICU and four more patients waiting on their virus results over the last week.

On the other hand, the number of virus patients on ventilators decreased by seven since April 14, according to the hospitals.

Meanwhile, as of April 21, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 68 new virus-related hospitalizations around the Commonwealth.

You can review the hospitalization data for the Near Southwest Virginia region over the last 26 weeks below:

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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