The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 128,407 total cases, 122,711 of which are confirmed and 5,696 are probable. There are 2,686 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,551 being confirmed and 133 being probable.
The case numbers are up by 836, and deaths are up by 2 since Monday. There were no deaths reported in our local area from the state's increase. The last time our area saw zero deaths reported was on August 17. Hampton Roads and surrounding cities did report 113 cases which made up 13.5% of the total case increase from Monday.
A total of 1,684,048 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. Virginia's COVID-19 test percent positivity rate has made little change over the last few weeks with it now being reported at 7.7%. Most of our local areas have been seeing a downward trend in test percent positivity. The Western Tidewater region, however, continues to report over an average of over 12% in percent positivity and has been leading the region for months with the highest rates.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Tuesday, there are 768 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 283 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,051 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 10 less hospitalizations from Monday.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 9,932.
240 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
118 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 574 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,091 in the state - that's 19% usage.
15,770 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||617||2||11||0|