The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 314,481 total cases, 268,472 of which are confirmed and 46,009 are probable. There are 4,705 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 4,221 being confirmed and 484 being probable. The case numbers are up by 3,591, and deaths are up by 51 since Monday.
A total of 3,993,232 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.
The test percent positivity rates in Hampton Roads are as follows. All health districts except for the Eastern Shore Health District are reporting rates above the state average, which is 11.7 percent. Chesapeake's percent positivity continues to be the highest since the start of the pandemic.
- Chesapeake: 15.2%
- Eastern Shore: 10.6%
- Hampton: 14.8%
- Norfolk: 12.8%
- Peninsula: 12.1%
- Portsmouth: 14.6%
- Virginia Beach: 14.3%
- Western Tidewater: 12.3%
Newport News reported their highest single day increase ever on Tuesday.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Tuesday, there are 2,166 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 342 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 2,508 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 135 additional hospitalizations from Monday.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 17,083.
535 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
279 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 978 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,449 in the state - that's 32% usage.
28,175 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|12/22/2020||TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL HOSPITALIZED||NEW IN HOSPITAL TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY|
|ISLE OF WIGHT||1,365||11||71||0||29||0|