Update



UPDATED November 25: The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in our region has reached another high. Health care systems based in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Southside collectively report 234 patients under COVID care as of today. 50 of that number are under intensive care and 24 are on ventilators.

NEWS RELEASE: Here are numbers for the Near Southwest Region (which includes Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah, and VA facilities) as of today:

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 234

ICU patients: 49

Ventilator patients: 24

Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 29

PREVIOUS – November 18:  The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in our region has reached its highest point of the year. Health systems based in Roanoke, Lynchburg  and Southside Virginia collectively report 208 patients hospitalized right now with COVID-19. 36 of that number are under intensive care, and 22 are on ventilators. In addition, 26 other hospitalized patients are “under investigation awaiting results”.

The health systems now reporting these numbers each Wednesday are Carilion, LewisGale, Salem VA Medical Center, Lynchburg-based Centra and Southside-based Sovah.  Their coverage area also includes parts of the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands. They are collectively referring to their area as “Near Southwest”, and these numbers are separate and apart from designated Virginia Department of Health districts and regions.

As of Wednesday, Nov. 18:

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 208

  • ICU patients: 36
  • Ventilator patients: 22

Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 26

As of Wednesday, Nov. 11:  

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 203

  • ICU patients: 38
  • Ventilator patients: 18

Hospitalized PUIs: 35

As of Wednesday, Nov. 4:

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 186

  • ICU patients: 40
  • Ventilator patients: 22

Hospitalized PUIs: 32

As of Wednesday, Oct. 28:

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 200

–        ICU patients: 50

–        Ventilator patients: 27

Hospitalized PUIs: 46