Local cities make up 9% of daily statewide COVID-19 increase with 69 new cases

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 11:15:01-04

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

According to their website, there are now 146,144 total cases, 138,734 of which are confirmed and 7,410 are probable. There are 3,159 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,951 being confirmed and 208 being probable. The case numbers are up by 736, and deaths are up by 15 since Saturday.

A total of 2,003,129 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. Many health districts in Hampton Roads are continuing to report at 5% or lower in test positivity rate, including: the Eastern Shore District, Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and the Peninsula District.

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The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Sunday, there are 603 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 265 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 868 being hospitalized for coronavirus-related illness. That's 56 less hospitalizations from Saturday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 17,443.

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

103 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 658 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,094 in the state - that's 21% usage.

17,443 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

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