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Virginia Beach reports more than 200 new COVID-19 cases in a day; Hampton Roads makes up 21% of Virginia's daily case increase

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Posted at 10:10 AM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 10:11:40-05

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

According to their website, there are now 306,848 total cases, 262,589 of which are confirmed and 44,259 are probable. There are 4,650 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 4,189 being confirmed and 461 being probable. The case numbers are up by 3,876, and deaths are up by 7 since Saturday.

A total of 3,937,968 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 11.3 percent.

  • Chesapeake: 14.9%
  • Eastern Shore: 11.1%
  • Hampton: 14.2%
  • Norfolk: 12.2%
  • Peninsula: 12.4%
  • Portsmouth: 13.4%
  • Virginia Beach: 13.8%
  • Western Tidewater: 12.6%

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Sunday, there are 2,079 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 326 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 2,405 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 24 fewer hospitalizations from Saturday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 16,878.

517 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.

272 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 982 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,015 in the state - that's 33% usage.

27,780 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
VIRGINIA TOTALS306,8483,8764,6507
ACCOMACK1,57915250
CHESAPEAKE8,36292940
FRANKLIN6295170
GLOUCESTER723970
HAMPTON3,83391430
ISLE OF WIGHT1,33737290
JAMES CITY1,55019260
MATHEWS263520
NEWPORT NEWS5,14562640
NORFOLK7,767441010
NORTHAMPTON3986310
POQUOSON270330
PORTSMOUTH3,89569750
SOUTHAMPTON1,0876400
SUFFOLK3,50885870
VIRGINIA BEACH14,2262341320
WILLIAMSBURG346280
YORK1,26221100
LOCAL TOTALS56,1808057940