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Local area reports 32 COVID-19 related hospitalizations from Thursday with 14 being in Virginia Beach

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Aug 21, 2020

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

According to their website, there are now 110,860 total cases, 106,177 of which are confirmed and 4,683 are probable. There are 2,436 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,319 being confirmed and 117 being probable.

The case numbers are up by 978, and deaths are up by 9 since Thursday. Our local Virginia area saw 32 new hospitalizations with Virginia Beach making up 14 of them. Overall, Virginia saw 73 new hospitalizations, which means our viewing area made up roughly 44% of the new cases. Three deaths were reported in our local area: two in Portsmouth and one in Hampton.

A total of 1,437,278 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. The percent positivity rate for Virginia overall sits at 6.6%.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 876 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 357 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,233 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 33 less hospitalizations from Thursday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 9,071.

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

142 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 608 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,030 in the state - that's 20% usage.

14,249 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

8/21/2020

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
VIRGINIA TOTALS110,8609782,4369
ACCOMACK1,1332180
CHESAPEAKE3,41228410
FRANKLIN2401860
GLOUCESTER184320
HAMPTON1,41729101
ISLE OF WIGHT46311100
JAMES CITY6675170
MATHEWS23000
NEWPORT NEWS2,07224200
NORFOLK4,11928390
NORTHAMPTON3032290
POQUOSON53300
PORTSMOUTH2,05712302
SOUTHAMPTON3209130
SUFFOLK1,50320570
VIRGINIA BEACH5,62361610
WILLIAMSBURG141160
YORK419640
LOCAL TOTALS24,1492623633

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