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Local COVID-19 cases made up 12% of Va.'s total increase from Monday; Deaths reported in 3 local cities

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 10:20:15-04

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

According to their website, there are now 153,182 total cases, 144,987 of which are confirmed and 8,195 are probable. There are 3,291 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,077 being confirmed and 214 being probable.

The case numbers are up by 625, and deaths are up by 15 since Tuesday. Three deaths were reported in three local cities: Newport News, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth. There were 76 local cases that made up about 12% of the state's total increase.

A total of 2,154,168 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. As of Monday, the 7-day average for percent positivity in the state is sitting is at 4.8%. Many health districts in Hampton Roads are reporting at 5% or lower in test positivity rate, including: the Peninsula Health District, Eastern Shore District, Hampton, and Virginia Beach.

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The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Tuesday, there are 607 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 319 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 926 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 1 more hospitalizations from Monday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 11,316.

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

104 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 662 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,115 in the state - that's 21% usage.

18,112 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 TOTALS153,1826253,29115
ACCOMACK1,1880190
CHESAPEAKE4,44815730
FRANKLIN4372100
GLOUCESTER265220
HAMPTON1,8967270
ISLE OF WIGHT7773201
JAMES CITY8681210
MATHEWS92100
NEWPORT NEWS2,8336491
NORFOLK4,9552790
NORTHAMPTON3101310
POQUOSON76020
PORTSMOUTH2,6336621
SOUTHAMPTON7901290
SUFFOLK2,1323750
VIRGINIA BEACH7,12624940
WILLIAMSBURG193080
YORK566280
LOCAL TOTALS31,585766093

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7-day average for COVID-19 percent positivity in our local areas:

2.10%(Eastern Shore District)
5.60%(Chesapeake)
7.10%(Western Tidewater District)
4.70%(Hampton)
2.40%(Peninsula District)
5.20%(Norfolk)
5.20%(Portsmouth)
4.30%(Virginia Beach)