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Virginia breaks record set Saturday for highest COVID-19 case increase with 3,880 reported; Hampton Roads makes up 16% of increase

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Dec 06, 2020

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

According to their website, there are now 255,053 total cases, 223,379 of which are confirmed and 31,674 are probable. There are 4,200 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,822 being confirmed and 378 probable. The case numbers are up by 3,880 and deaths are up by 37 since Friday.

Sunday's total marks the highest so far in Virginia, a record previously set yesterday. This is Virginia's second consecutive day of reporting over 3,000 new cases.

A total of 3,492,201 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Sunday there are 1,490 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 479 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,852 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 117 more hospitalizations from Saturday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 15,295.

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

187 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 846 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,961 in the state - that's 29% usage.

25,235 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
ACCOMACK1,39016210
CHESAPEAKE6,96476810
FRANKLIN5636170
GLOUCESTER5551250
HAMPTON2,93734350
ISLE OF WIGHT1,09218270
JAMES CITY1,26423220
MATHEWS172210
NEWPORT NEWS4,25557560
NORFOLK6,783-3930
NORTHAMPTON3571310
POQUOSON1983920
PORTSMOUTH3,33941710
SOUTHAMPTON1,01814400
SUFFOLK2,91649800
VIRGINIA BEACH11,7782261190
WILLIAMSBURG308880
YORK9921790
LOCAL TOTALS46,8816397180