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Hampton Roads reports 699 new COVID-19 cases; All local health districts report test percent positivity above state average

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 11:34:37-05

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

According to their website, there are now 299,388 total cases, 256,999 of which are confirmed and 42,389 are probable. There are 4,598 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 4,164 being confirmed and 434 being probable. The case numbers are up by 3,295, and deaths are up by 45 since Thursday.

A total of 3,831,683 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

In Hampton Roads, every health district is reporting test percent positivity rates over the state average. The state's average is currently 11.8 percent.

  • Chesapeake: 14.3%
  • Eastern Shore: 12.7%
  • Hampton: 14.9%
  • Norfolk: 12.1%
  • Peninsula: 12.9%
  • Portsmouth: 12.7%
  • Virginia Beach: 13.3%
  • Western Tidewater: 12.9%

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 2,075 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 2,409 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 10 more hospitalizations from Thursday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 16,684.

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

254 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 959 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,988 in the state - that's 32% usage.

27,471 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

12/18/2020

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
VIRGINIA TOTALS299,3883,2954,59845
ACCOMACK1,5538230
CHESAPEAKE8,168137920
FRANKLIN6182170
GLOUCESTER7021371
HAMPTON3,67842431
ISLE OF WIGHT1,27918280
JAMES CITY1,50244261
MATHEWS257620
NEWPORT NEWS4,99685630
NORFOLK7,684491010
NORTHAMPTON3841310
POQUOSON261630
PORTSMOUTH3,76038741
SOUTHAMPTON1,0732400
SUFFOLK3,37925870
VIRGINIA BEACH13,8401881322
WILLIAMSBURG343380
YORK1,21332101
LOCAL TOTALS54,6906997877