The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 164,124 total cases, 154,126 of which are confirmed and 9,998 are probable. There are 3,408 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,161 being confirmed and 247 being probable.
The case numbers are up by 1,183, and deaths are up by 20 since Thursday. There were deaths reported in 5 local cities: Franklin, Hampton, Norfolk, Southampton and Virginia Beach. There were 203 local cases that made up roughly 17% of the state's total increase.
A total of 2,346,899 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. As of Friday, 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, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 673 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 329 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,002 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 7 more hospitalizations from Thursday.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 11,780.
222 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. 601 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,668 in the state - that's 23% usage.
18,911 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY|
|ISLE OF WIGHT||816||0||22||0|
7-day average for COVID-19 percent positivity in our local area is currently 4.85%. Here is the breakdown:
|2.1%||(Eastern Shore District)|
|5.2%||(Western Tidewater District)|