The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 115,458 total cases, 110,437 of which are confirmed and 5,021 are probable. There are 2,515 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,382 being confirmed and 133 being probable.
The case numbers are up by 823, hospitalizations are up by 67 and deaths are up by 21 since Tuesday. Locally, our viewing area saw 10 deaths, 22 new hospitalizations and 157 new cases out of Virginia's total update.
A total of 1,502,521 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. Portsmouth Health District is now reporting the highest test percent positivity rate in our area. For months, the Western Tidewater region lead our local area in highest percent positivity. Western Tidewater consists of Suffolk, Franklin and Isle of Wight County. Both regions are now reporting above a 12% positivity rate.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Wednesday, there are 842 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 328 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,170 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 4 less hospitalizations from Tuesday.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 9,326.
265 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
145 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 648 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,101 in the state - that's 21% usage.
14,682 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||494||5||10||0|