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Update on local hospital census numbers

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We’ve reviewed the most recent hospital census numbers reported to HealthData.gov. How are local hospitals holding up through the recent COVID-19 case surge?

Augusta Health, which serves the Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro areas, reported an average daily census for the Jan. 15-21 period of 156, 60.5 percent of its 258-bed capacity.

The average number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Augusta Health for that period was 33.7.

The average ICU census was 7.3, 52.1 percent of capacity.

Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg reported an average daily census for the Jan. 15-21 period of 172.4, 65.8 percent of its 262-bed capacity.

The average number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Sentara RMH for the period was 56.7.

The average ICU census was 10.3, 32.2 percent of capacity.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville reported an average daily census for the Jan. 15-21 period of 113.7, 67.3 percent of its 169-bed capacity.

The average number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Sentara Martha Jefferson for the period was 31.9.

The average ICU census was 10.9, 41.9 percent of capacity.

University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville reported an average daily census for the Jan. 15-21 period of 494.4, 80.5 percent of its 614-bed capacity.

The average number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at UVA for the period was 60.

The average ICU census was 132.6, 74.5 percent of capacity.

Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington reported an average daily census for the Jan. 15-21 period of 18.9, 75.6 percent of its 25-bed capacity.

The average number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Carilion Stonewall Jackson for the period was 9.3.

HealthData.gov reports that the facility has five dedicated ICU beds, but the update for this week did not report if any were in use.

Story by Chris Graham


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