Another day, another increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. The Virginia Department of Health data indicated that 126 patients were hospitalized yesterday — a one-day record in the Old Dominion — 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.
Bacon’s Rebellion has stopped displaying the count of “confirmed cases,” 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.
I’d like to publish more data, but I’m pressed for time today. Family matters to attend to.
James Bacon is the publisher of baconsrebellion.com