Another day, another increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. The Virginia Department of Health data indicated that 126 patients were hospitalized yesterday â€” a one-day record in the Old Dominion â€” bringing total hospitalizations to 1,422.
According to Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA), there are now 820 patients in hospitals confirmed to have COVID-19, while another 499 have tests pending. Only 39 COVID-19 patients were discharged yesterday.
Baconâ€™s Rebellion has stopped displaying the count of â€œconfirmed cases,â€ which we have concluded are worthless as an indicator of the spread of COVID-19. The number published by the VDH is more a function of the volume of testing that is occurring rather than the prevalence of the disease, and testing in Virginia, like most places in the U.S., is grossly inadequate.
Iâ€™d like to publish more data, but Iâ€™m pressed for time today. Family matters to attend to.
James Bacon is the publisher of baconsrebellion.com