The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 130,525 total cases, 124,619 of which are confirmed and 5,906 are probable. There are 2,708 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,575 being confirmed and 133 being probable.
The case numbers are up by 1,236, and deaths are up by 11 since Wednesday. There were 2 deaths reported in our viewing area from Wednesday, both in Portsmouth. Portsmouth was also the city to see the most hospitalizations from yesterday's report, with 19 new patients counted for. There were 217 local cases reported which made up 17.5% of the state's total increase.
A total of 1,710,556 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. Portsmouth was the only health district that saw an increase in COVID-19 test percent positvity, all others reported a decrease. Though the Western Tidewater region has been averaging a percent positivity of over 12% and remains the highest rate in the area, the district now is reporting a rate of 10.8%.
Virginia's overall COVID-19 test percent positivity rate has made little change over the last few weeks with it now being reported at 7.6%.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Thursday, there are 763 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 333 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,096 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 19 more hospitalizations from Wednesday.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 10,085.
255 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
134 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 607 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,092 in the state - that's 20% usage.
16,061 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||635||10||11||0|