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Virginia COVID-19 hospitalizations rise by over 100 as state sees 59 additional deaths in a day

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Jan 05, 2021

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

According to their website, there are now 371,913 total cases, 309,659 of which are confirmed and 62,254 are probable. There are 5,191 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 4,572 being confirmed and 619 being probable. The case numbers are up by 4,377, and deaths are up by 59 since Monday.

A total of 4,404,641 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Tuesday there are 2,608 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 310 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 2,918 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 153 more hospitalizations from Monday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 18,526.

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

337 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 1,049 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,027 in the state - that's 35% usage.

31,735 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

The statewide percent of positive COVID-19 tests is still on the rise and is now 16.2% positive.

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

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL HOSPITALIZEDNEW IN HOSPITAL TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
VIRGINIA TOTALS371,9134,37718,5261395,19159
ACCOMACK1,814251342270
CHESAPEAKE9,8549562321042
FRANKLIN6883370180
GLOUCESTER9382635370
HAMPTON4,7731081981501
ISLE OF WIGHT1,60214801290
JAMES CITY2,119431000310
MATHEWS328615040
NEWPORT NEWS6,464952050722
NORFOLK9,39522657671112
NORTHAMPTON4633570310
POQUOSON366915062
PORTSMOUTH4,820334444868
SOUTHAMPTON1,35315350420
SUFFOLK4,246322442911
VIRGINIA BEACH18,07426476421564
WILLIAMSBURG377-1722080
YORK1,63433360130
LOCAL TOTALS69,3081,0133,6202488622

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