Hospitals throughout our region continue to see a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations. The data in this infographic represents hospitalizations at Carilion Clinic facilities from Aug. 15 to Sept. 14, 2021. These reflect a moment in time and will be updated regularly.
The majority of hospitalized patients are unvaccinated, and those who are unvaccinated are trending younger and sicker.
As always, Carilion encourages everyone in the community to take these simple steps steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19:
- Get vaccinated.
- Take COVID-19 seriously and know what treatment is available to keep you out of the hospital, like monoclonal antibodies.
- Wear a mask and practice social distancing.
To find a COVID-19 vaccine appointment near you, visit:
- The Virginia Department of Health
- Carilion Clinic's COVID-19 vaccination information page
- Your primary care provider
Free vaccines are also available at retail pharmacies like WalMart, CVS, Kroger and Carilion Clinic pharmacies.
We also ask that you help us defend the front lines and keep our Emergency Department focused on true emergencies by seeking the appropriate level of care for your condition.
If you have a non-life-threatening illness or injury, or you need a COVID-19 test, please consider primary care, urgent care such as Carilion Clinic's VelocityCare, or retail pharmacy options. To find a testing site near you, visit the Virginia Department of Health or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682).
Of course, if you do have a critical condition or life-threatening illness or injury, call 911 immediately or go to your nearest emergency department.