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504 confirmed, pending coronavirus hospitalizations across Roanoke, Lynchburg, New River Valley and Southside regions

It’s the largest one-week increase across the entire pandemic

Along with coronavirus cases rising comes the fear of hospitals reaching capacity for patients.

ROANOKE, Va. – For the week of January 14, local hospitals are reporting 499 confirmed in-patient coronavirus cases with 117 of those cases in intensive care.

That’s 13 more people in the ICU compared to last week.

Five people are hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms and are awaiting test results.

With 95 new hospitalizations, this week marks the ninth-straight increase in hospitalizations.

Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah and the VA have teamed up to send out weekly reports on COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Near Southwest region.

That region, as defined by VDH, includes Alleghany County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Botetourt County, Campbell County, Covington, Craig County, Danville, Floyd County, Franklin County, Giles County, Henry County, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Montgomery County, Patrick County, Pittsylvania County, Pulaski County, Radford, Roanoke County, Roanoke and Salem.

Below is a week-by-week breakdown of hospitalized patients in that region:

DateHospitalized Confirmed COVID-19 PatientsICU PatientsPatients on VentilatorPatients Under Investigation (Awaiting Results)Total (Confirmed+PUIs)Change in Total from Previous Week
10/28/2020200502746246-------------
11/04/2020186402232218-28
11/11/2020203381835238+20
11/18/2020208362226234-4
11/25/2020234492429263+29
12/02/2020280613027307+44
12/09/2020285672434319+12
12/16/2020305673738343+24
12/23/2020363834428391+48
12/30/2020381754321402+11
01/06/2021420875833453+51
01/13/2021450965530480+27
01/20/2021432915731463-17
01/27/2021345855439384-79
02/03/2021328795127355-29
02/10/2021272634333305-50
02/17/2021248674319267-38
02/21/2021200503121221-46
03/03/2021187432918205-16
03/10/2021162301419181-24
03/17/202113725157144-37
03/24/202111632170116-28
03/31/202112038183123+7
04/07/202113032164134+11
04/14/202112433157131-3
04/21/202114336811154+23
04/28/2021107331812119-35
05/05/2021119421920139+20
05/12/202198332020118-21
05/19/20217935151897-21
05/26/2021692682190-7
06/02/20216116101273-17
08/06/202111328-15128+50
08/13/202117850-13191+63
08/20/202118274-12194+3
08/27/202124081-20260+66
09/03/202129788-24321+61
09/10/202132698-44370+49
09/17/2021353102-24377+7
09/24/2021377112-28405+28
10/01/2021343109-28371-34
10/08/202130393-2305-66
10/15/202128097-4284-21
10/22/202123171-9240-44
10/29/202119565-4199-41
11/05/202116553-1166-33
11/12/202116347-1164-2
11/19/202116147-6167+3
11/26/202117666-4180+13
12/03/202120462-3207+27
12/10/202124360-3246+39
12/17/202127482-2276+30
12/23/202128392-4287+9
12/31/2021348101-6354+67
01/07/2022404104-5409+55
01/14/2022499117-5504+95

About the Authors:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.

Samantha Smith joined WSLS 10’s award-winning digital team as a digital content producer in July 2018.