Updated COVID numbers for the Near Southwest Region, which includes Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah, and the Salem VA Medical Center, as of today: there are 187 Hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 43 ICU patients and 29 on ventilators. Last week at the same time 200 patients were hospitalized for COVID in the region. The numbers have declined steadily since January – 450 were hospitalized on January 13.