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Virginia COVID-19 cases increase by 4,177 since Friday; Virginia Beach sees highest local case increase at 163 in a day

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Dec 12, 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 278,615 total cases, 241,397 of which are confirmed and 37,218 are probable. There are 4,409 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 4,005 being confirmed and 404 being probable. The case numbers are up by 4,177, and deaths are up by 39 since Friday.

A total of 3,670,781 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Saturday, there are 1,779 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 338 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 2,117 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 2 more hospitalizations from Friday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 15,967.

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

338 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 926 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,962 in the state - that's 31% usage.

26,434 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
VIRGINIA TOTALS278,6154,17715,96710344093910.90%
ACCOMACK1,4862011202109.70%(Eastern Shore District)
CHESAPEAKE7,34859566288012.30%
FRANKLIN595330117010.00%(Western Tidewater District)
GLOUCESTER6133022050
HAMPTON3,29867157138013.20%
ISLE OF WIGHT1,1761561127010.00%(Western Tidewater District)
JAMES CITY1,3261280125210.10%(Peninsula District)
MATHEWS1971113010
NEWPORT NEWS4,52576173058010.10%(Peninsula District)
NORFOLK7,33181509799010.90%
NORTHAMPTON37055213109.70%(Eastern Shore District)
POQUOSON228612030
PORTSMOUTH3,54637379273010.60%
SOUTHAMPTON1,042634040010.00%(Western Tidewater District)
SUFFOLK3,15535196383010.00%(Western Tidewater District)
VIRGINIA BEACH12,8651636045125010.30%
WILLIAMSBURG32122208010.10%(Peninsula District)
YORK1,069233209010.10%(Peninsula District)
LOCAL TOTALS50,4916513054247510

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