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Chesapeake's COVID-19 test percent positivity rate now at 4.7%, dropping over 5% from Sept. 1

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 11:40:48-04

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

According to their website, there are now 138,702 total cases, 132,090 of which are confirmed and 6,612 are probable. There are 2,949 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,755 being confirmed and 194 being probable.

The case numbers are up by 1,242, and deaths are up by 29 since Thursday. There were 13 deaths reported from our viewing area out of the states update. There were 202 local cases from the state's update which made up 16% of the total increase.

A total of 1,831,623 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. Chesapeake's percent positivity rate has dropped to 4.7% - on Sept. 1, it was being reported at 10%, meaning the area has seen a decrease of 5.3%. Virginia's percent positivity rate overall continues to see a slight decrease, with it now being reported at 6.6%.

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The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 648 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 297 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 945 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 50 less hospitalizations from Thursday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 10,520.

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

102 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 580 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,080 in the state - that's 19% usage.

16,762 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
VIRGINIA TOTALS138,7021,2422,94929
ACCOMACK1,1674190
CHESAPEAKE4,16928668
FRANKLIN383390
GLOUCESTER225-120
HAMPTON1,76113211
ISLE OF WIGHT6885160
JAMES CITY8186190
MATHEWS35000
NEWPORT NEWS2,6389320
NORFOLK4,72114670
NORTHAMPTON3051311
POQUOSON76020
PORTSMOUTH2,50061491
SOUTHAMPTON5261201
SUFFOLK1,8858701
VIRGINIA BEACH6,59643780
WILLIAMSBURG170070
YORK520660
LOCAL TOTALS29,18320151413

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