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Virginia Department of Health reports backlog of 96 COVID-19 deaths with 25 being in our local area

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Sep 15, 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 135,514 total cases, 129,259 of which are confirmed and 6,255 are probable. There are 2,839 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,691 being confirmed and 148 being probable.

The case numbers are up by 943, and deaths are up by 96 since Monday. The Virginia Department of Health stated: "Regarding the death data for Tuesday, September 15, 2020, there is an existing data backlog. VDH is working diligently to identify COVID-19 related deaths using vital record death certificate information."

Out of the 96 deaths the VDH reported from the backlog, 25 of them were in our local area. There were 170 local cases from the state's update which made up 18% of the total increase.

A total of 1,785,553 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. Virginia's overall test positivity rate has decrease from Monday to 7.1%.

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The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Tuesday, there are 686 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 1,015 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 9 more hospitalizations from Monday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 10,337.

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

104 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 580 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,089 in the state - that's 19% usage.

16,449 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
VIRGINIA TOTALS135,5149432,83996
ACCOMACK1,1610190
CHESAPEAKE4,09610534
FRANKLIN377190
GLOUCESTER227120
HAMPTON1,7307192
ISLE OF WIGHT66614142
JAMES CITY8012191
MATHEWS25000
NEWPORT NEWS2,5915324
NORFOLK4,67625665
NORTHAMPTON3040290
POQUOSON76110
PORTSMOUTH2,42433461
SOUTHAMPTON4748162
SUFFOLK1,85816641
VIRGINIA BEACH6,52341742
WILLIAMSBURG167471
YORK509260
LOCAL TOTALS28,68517047625

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