The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 161,610 total cases, 152,039 of which are confirmed and 9,571 are probable. There are 3,381 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,141 being confirmed and 240 being probable.
The case numbers are up by 805, and deaths are up by 9 since Tuesday. There were 4 deaths reported in our viewing area from Tuesday, with Gloucester and Isle of Wight reporting one each and Virginia Beach reporting two. There were 178 local cases which made up about 22.1% of the state's total update.
A total of 2,304,369 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. As of Wednesday, the 7-day average for percent positivity in the state is sitting is at 4.6%.
Many health districts in Hampton Roads are reporting at 5% or lower in test positivity rate, including: the Peninsula Health District, Eastern Shore District, Western Tidewater District, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Wednesday, there are 673 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 334 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,007 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 11,628.
230 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. 601 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,668 in the state - that's 23% usage.
18,747 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY|
|ISLE OF WIGHT||816||7||22||1|