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Local area makes up 11% of Va.'s 1,115 COVID-19 case increase as Hampton Roads is now in Phase 3 of easing restrictions

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 11:33:03-04

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

According to their website, there are now 131,640 total cases, 125,703 of which are confirmed and 5,937 are probable. There are 2,711 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,578 being confirmed and 133 being probable.

The case numbers are up by 1,115, and deaths are up by 3 since Thursday. 1 of the 3 death reported was in Norfolk. There were 121 local cases reported which made up roughly 11% of the state's increase.

A total of 1,728,110 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. Virginia's overall COVID-19 test percent positivity rate has made little change over the last few weeks with it now being reported at 7.5%. Though the Western Tidewater region has the highest test positivity rate in the area, the district is now reporting a rate of 10% - which is a 4% decrease from September 1.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that due to significantly improved health metrics in the Eastern Region of Virginia, Hampton Roads will join the rest of the Commonwealth in Phase Three of the “Forward Virginia” plan to ease public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The changes go into effect on Friday, September 11. To read more about what these changes mean for the state, click here.

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The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 780 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 340 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,120 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 24 more hospitalizations from Thursday.

Portsmouth reported the most hospitalizations from Thursday, with 13 new patients counted for.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 10,155.

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

120 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 632 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,091 in the state - that's 20% usage.

16,143 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
VIRGINIA TOTALS131,6401,1152,7113
ACCOMACK1,1582190
CHESAPEAKE4,0261949-1
FRANKLIN3601070
GLOUCESTER218220
HAMPTON1,6903160
ISLE OF WIGHT6405110
JAMES CITY7842180
MATHEWS23000
NEWPORT NEWS2,5325280
NORFOLK4,61235611
NORTHAMPTON3040290
POQUOSON73-110
PORTSMOUTH2,3436450
SOUTHAMPTON3952130
SUFFOLK1,7807630
VIRGINIA BEACH6,36823710
WILLIAMSBURG162160
YORK497060
LOCAL TOTALS27,9651214451

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