Total number of confirmed, pending coronavirus patients decrease from 181 to 144 at ‘near Southwest’ Virginia hospitals

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(Photo: Courtesy CDC via MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy CDC via MGN Online)

(WFXR) — On Wednesday morning, Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah, and Salem VA facilities — in other words, the hospitals around “near Southwest” Virginia — reported a decline in the total number of confirmed and pending COVID-19 patients for the ninth week in a row, going from 181 hospitalizations to 144.

In a week-to-week comparison, the number of hospitalizations at these facilities had been generally increasing for nearly three months due to COVID-19.

However, on Wednesday, 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 has continued to steadily drop every week since then.

Now, as of Wednesday, March 17, hospitals are reporting 137 confirmed COVID-19 patients, which is 25 less patients than the week before.

In addition, over the course of the week, health officials reported five less virus patients in the ICU and 12 less patients awaiting coronavirus test results, but one additional virus patient on a ventilator.

Meanwhile, as of March 17, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 78 new virus-related hospitalizations around the Commonwealth.

You can review the hospitalization data for the Near Southwest Virginia region over the last 21 weeks below:

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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