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Virginia COVID-19 cases increase by 3,817 since Sunday; Six local health districts now over 10% test positivity rate

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Posted at 10:43 AM, Dec 07, 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 258,870 total cases, 226,426 of which are confirmed and 32,444 are probable. There are 4,208 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,829 being confirmed and 379 being probable. The case numbers are up by 3,817, and deaths are up by 8 since Sunday.

A total of 3,522,052 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Monday, there are 1,556 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 329 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,885 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 33 more hospitalizations from Sunday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 15,356.

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

180 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 843 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,963 in the state - that's 28% usage.

25,401 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL HOSPITALIZEDNEW IN HOSPITAL TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY7-DAY AVG PERCENT POSITIVITY
ACCOMACK1,40818109021011.70%(Eastern Shore District)
CHESAPEAKE7,01753551183211.50%
FRANKLIN573102801709.10%(Western Tidewater District)
GLOUCESTER559422050
HAMPTON2,97538144235011.90%
ISLE OF WIGHT1,10195602709.10%(Western Tidewater District)
JAMES CITY1,27397802208.90%(Peninsula District)
MATHEWS172013010
NEWPORT NEWS4,3055016905608.90%(Peninsula District)
NORFOLK6,894111475-193010.10%
NORTHAMPTON358150031011.70%(Eastern Shore District)
POQUOSON212144020
PORTSMOUTH3,3804136007108.00%
SOUTHAMPTON1,02133304009.10%(Western Tidewater District)
SUFFOLK2,9654917308009.10%(Western Tidewater District)
VIRGINIA BEACH11,9651875650119010.70%
WILLIAMSBURG3091220808.90%(Peninsula District)
YORK1,00715310908.90%(Peninsula District)
LOCAL TOTALS47,494613288327200

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