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Hampton Roads reports 162 new COVID-19 cases, making up 13.4% of state's daily case increase

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Posted at 10:00 AM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 10:00:36-05

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

According to their website, there are now 182,392 total cases, 168,675 of which are confirmed and 13,717 are probable. There are 3,655 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,399 being confirmed and 256 being probable. The case numbers are up by 1,202, hospitalizations are up by 43 and deaths are up by 1 since Saturday.

A total of 2,647,659 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

Local health districts are reporting test percent positivity rates under 5%, including Chesapeake (4.4%), the Eastern Shore Health District (3.5%), Hampton (4.3%), the Peninsula Health District (3.4%), Portsmouth (3.9%), Virginia Beach (4.9%) and the Western Tidewater Health District (4.7%). Norfolk is reporting 5.6% positivity, and is the only local area reporting a percent positivity rate above 5%.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Sunday, there are 723 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 289 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,012 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness.

98 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 832 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,927 in the state - that's 28% usage.

20,044 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

Here's a breakdown of cases in local areas:

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
ACCOMACK1,2274190
CHESAPEAKE5,03828790
FRANKLIN5081130
GLOUCESTER357230
HAMPTON2,19936330
ISLE OF WIGHT8831260
JAMES CITY9692220
MATHEWS137000
NEWPORT NEWS3,28216510
NORFOLK5,4941840
NORTHAMPTON3200310
POQUOSON102120
PORTSMOUTH2,8652690
SOUTHAMPTON9360380
SUFFOLK2,3461780
VIRGINIA BEACH8,184651070
WILLIAMSBURG225280
YORK658090
LOCAL TOTALS35,7301626720