The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving coronavirus cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 68,931 total cases, 66,095 of which are confirmed and 2,836 are probable. There are 1,958 total coronavirus related deaths, with 1,853 being confirmed and 105 probable. The case numbers are up by 943, and deaths are up by 21 since Thursday.
A total of 765,889 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 628 people currently being hospitalized for coronavirus. There are 378 people currently receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are pending. 234 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. 631 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,992 in the state - that's 21% usage.
9,189 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Gov. Northam visited a testing site on Friday as the numbers rise in Hampton Roads.
"We are watching very closely what is happening in our restaurants, our bars, our gatherings, especially where young people gather," said Northam.
During the visit, Northam said three restaurants had temporarily lost their licenses for failing to comply with reopening guidelines. The Department of Health later clarified the three restaurants were in Virginia Beach and lost them during phases one and two. They have since regained them. "We can do this. We know that these guidelines work and all I ask for is for Virginians to do the right thing," he said.
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, the Urban League of Hampton Roads, the Virginia Office Of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Chesapeake Health Department, Buffalow Family & Friends, the South Norfolk community of churches and the Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority teamed up Friday to offer free testing to about 400 people at the Cuffee Community Center.
Northam said he won't by shy about adding more restrictions again if the numbers rise. He'll be providing another update on the state's response on Tuesday. "I think all options are on the table. We’ll continue to take this one day at a time and continue to follow the numbers," he said.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
- Chesapeake 1,162 cases, 156 hospitalized, 22 deaths (+45 cases from Thursday)
- Accomack 1,042 cases, 72 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+0 cases from Thursday)
- Northampton 273 cases, 41 hospitalized, 28 deaths (+1 cases from Thursday)
- Hampton 454 cases, 40 hospitalized, 4 deaths (+30 cases from Thursday)
- Norfolk 1,360 cases,123 hospitalized, 15 deaths (+71 cases from Thursday)
- James City County 332 cases, 58 hospitalized, 16 deaths (+9 cases from Thursday)
- Newport News 679 cases, 46 hospitalized, 10 deaths (+20 cases from Thursday)
- Poquoson 20 cases, 2 hospitalized, 0 deaths (+0 cases from Thursday)
- Williamsburg 78 cases, 12 hospitalized, 6 deaths (+0 cases from Thursday)
- York County 144 cases, 10 hospitalized, 3 deaths (+4 cases from Thursday)
- Portsmouth 627 cases, 83 hospitalized, 18 deaths (+22 cases from Thursday)
- Gloucester 65 cases, 11 hospitalized, 1 deaths (+1 cases from Thursday)
- Virginia Beach 1,663 cases, 133 hospitalized, 30 deaths (+116 cases from Thursday)
- Franklin City 69 cases, 5 hospitalized, 3 deaths (+3 cases from Thursday)
- Isle of Wight 215 cases, 16 hospitalized, 9 deaths (+6 cases from Thursday)
- Southampton 170 cases, 8 hospitalized, 10 deaths (+2 cases from Thursday)
- Suffolk 526 cases, 67 hospitalized, 42 deaths (+22 cases from Thursday)