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Virginia Beach reports more than 500 COVID-19 cases; Hampton Roads makes up 21% of Virginia's case increase

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 10:24:41-05

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

According to their website, there are now 387,917 total cases, 321,172 of which are confirmed and 66,745 are probable. There are 5,312 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 4,681 being confirmed and 631 being probable. The case numbers are up by 5,238 and deaths are up by 37 since Thursday.

A total of 4,500,002 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 2,693 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 298 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 2,991 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 9 fewer hospitalizations from Thursday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 18,918.

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

351 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 1,046 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,909 in the state - that's 36% usage.

32,595 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

The statewide 7-day percent of positive COVID-19 tests is 16.7%.

Virginia Beach hit a new grim record of over 500 new COVID-19 cases in a day on Friday, topping Thursday's record increase. 1,084 cases were reported in Hampton Roads, making up about 21 percent of Virginia's case increase.

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

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
VIRGINIA TOTALS387,9175,2385,31237
ACCOMACK1,89035300
CHESAPEAKE10,105741071
FRANKLIN6974180
GLOUCESTER1,0052991
HAMPTON4,9537521
ISLE OF WIGHT1,66119290
JAMES CITY2,21821310
MATHEWS345240
NEWPORT NEWS6,71080731
NORFOLK9,8061031141
NORTHAMPTON4906310
POQUOSON3911071
PORTSMOUTH5,07580870
SOUTHAMPTON1,47221420
SUFFOLK4,39560941
VIRGINIA BEACH19,3145031642
WILLIAMSBURG385280
YORK1,72928130
LOCAL TOTALS72,6411,0849139