The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 367,536 total cases, 306,617 of which are confirmed and 60,919 are probable. There are 5,132 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 4,522 being confirmed and 610 being probable. The case numbers are up by 3,771, and deaths are up by 8 since Sunday.
A total of 4,383.477 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Monday, there are 2,433 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 332 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 2,765 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 57 more hospitalizations from Sunday.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 18,387.
563 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
339 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 1,019 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,027 in the state - that's 34% usage.
2,765 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Virginia Beach saw over 300 new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row and is now reporting 18.3% test positivity.
Virginia's statewide percent of positive tests is now at 15.8%.
"We are really doing poorly both in the state and locally," said Dr. Edward Oldfield from Eastern Virginia Medical School. "We are in a difficult situation and we haven't even gotten to the surge from New Years."
Luckily, vaccinations have started, but their roll out is going slower than anticipated. "I think we're going to have to get more aggressive about this and we're going to have to put more resources into it," said Oldfield. "I would hope by the middle of the summer we'll have enough people vaccinated, so we can keep the spread down."
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL HOSPITALIZED||NEW IN HOSPITAL TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY||7-DAY AVG PERCENT POSITIVITY|
|ACCOMACK||1,789||29||132||4||27||0||19.50%||(Eastern Shore District)|
|FRANKLIN||685||3||37||1||18||0||13.10%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|ISLE OF WIGHT||1,588||12||79||0||29||0||13.10%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|JAMES CITY||2,076||44||100||0||31||0||16.60%||(Peninsula District)|
|NEWPORT NEWS||6,369||117||205||0||70||0||16.60%||(Peninsula District)|
|NORTHAMPTON||460||4||57||2||31||0||19.50%||(Eastern Shore District)|
|SOUTHAMPTON||1,338||105||35||0||42||0||13.10%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|SUFFOLK||4,214||66||242||6||90||0||13.10%||(Western Tidewater District)|