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Local COVID-19 cases made up about 18% of Va.'s total update; Deaths reported in Suffolk, Peninsula region

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 11:36:40-04

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

According to their website, there are now 148,271 total cases, 140,614 of which are confirmed and 7,657 are probable. There are 3,208 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,995 being confirmed and 213 being probable.

The case numbers are up by 755, and deaths are up by 21 since Tuesday. There were 3 local deaths reported from the update, 2 on the Peninsula and 1 in Suffolk. There were 141 new cases that made up about 18.6% of the state's total increase.

A total of 2,049,988 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. As of Wednesday, the statewide 7-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is down .10% from Tuesday - currently sitting at 4.5%. Many health districts in Hampton Roads are reporting at 5% or lower in test positivity rate, including: the Peninsula Health District, Eastern Shore District, Norfolk, Hampton, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Portsmouth.

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The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Wednesday, there are 594 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 314 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 908 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 50 less hospitalizations from Tuesday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 11,041.

190 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. 618 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,115 in the state - that's 20% usage.

17,633 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 TOTALS148,2717553,20821
ACCOMACK1,1827190
CHESAPEAKE4,35017720
FRANKLIN422090
GLOUCESTER249020
HAMPTON1,8469271
ISLE OF WIGHT753318-1
JAMES CITY8560210
MATHEWS81600
NEWPORT NEWS2,7607411
NORFOLK4,88111780
NORTHAMPTON3050310
POQUOSON75020
PORTSMOUTH2,59427590
SOUTHAMPTON77414250
SUFFOLK1,983-1731
VIRGINIA BEACH6,93736910
WILLIAMSBURG183070
YORK553480
LOCAL TOTALS30,7841405832

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