Virginia Health Information (VHI) has published its Patient Level Data (PLD) for Q2 2020. This marks the first release of hospital discharge data available that includes records with the CDC’s diagnosis code for COVID-19 (U07.1). In Q2 2020, there were over 4,900 discharges with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 (3% of total discharges) and over 8,790 discharges with a primary or secondary diagnosis (5% of total discharges). Overall, the total number of discharges decreased by roughly 18% to 179,120 between April-June 2020 compared to 218,384 total discharges for the same timeframe in 2019. Data for Q2 indicates that the Northern Virginia Health Planning Region had the highest percentage of discharges related to COVID-19 during the time period, 12%, or over twice the statewide average.
- VHI Patient Level Data: http://vhi.org/Products/patientleveldata.asp