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Chesapeake's COVID-19 test percent positivity jumps to 11.7% as Hampton Roads reports 23% of Virginia's daily case increase

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Posted at 9:21 AM, Nov 22, 2020

The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.

According to their website, there are now 217,796 total cases, 195,499 of which are confirmed and 22,297 are probable. There are 3,938 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,628 being confirmed and 310 being probable. The case numbers are up by 2,117, and no new deaths have been reported since Saturday.

A total of 3,118,894 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Sunday, there are 1,118 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 351 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,469 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 38 fewer hospitalizations from Saturday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 14,046.

320 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.

145 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 781 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,952 in the state - that's 26% usage.

23,113 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged in Virginia.

Locally, Virginia Beach remains the area with the highest local daily case increase at 127 since Saturday. Chesapeake also reported numbers in the triple-digits, with 111 new cases.

Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
ACCOMACK1,30012210
CHESAPEAKE5,967111800
FRANKLIN5340160
GLOUCESTER4021030
HAMPTON2,57541340
ISLE OF WIGHT98114270
JAMES CITY1,12110220
MATHEWS153110
NEWPORT NEWS3,78051530
NORFOLK6,24466880
NORTHAMPTON3372310
POQUOSON128320
PORTSMOUTH3,09124700
SOUTHAMPTON9662400
SUFFOLK2,61513800
VIRGINIA BEACH9,9921271120
WILLIAMSBURG279080
YORK825890
LOCAL TOTALS41,2904956970