Number of confirmed, pending COVID-19 patients at ‘near Southwest Virginia’ hospitals increases from 260 to 321

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(WFXR) — Coronavirus patient numbers continue to climb at the hospitals around the “near southwest” region of Virginia, jumping from 260 to 321 confirmed and pending virus hospitalizations since last week.

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

Since Friday, Aug. 27, local health officials reported 57 new confirmed coronavirus patients in these hospitals, as well as seven new virus patients in the ICU and four new patients waiting on virus results.

Meanwhile, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 4,070 new COVID-19 cases, 132 new hospitalizations, and 20 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Friday, Sept. 3.

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

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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