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Virginia reports 1,217 new COVID-19 cases; Local areas make up 20.8% of daily case increase

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 10:49:50-04

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

According to their website, there are now 118,809 total cases, 113,623 of which are confirmed and 5,186 are probable. There are 2,568 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,435 being confirmed and 133 being probable.

The case numbers are up by 1,217, hospitalizations are up by 52 and deaths are up by 18 since Friday.

Locally, our Virginia viewing area saw 254 cases, 7 hospitalizations and 6 deaths from Friday's total update. Our area made up 20.8% of Virginia's total case increase and deaths were seen in Newport News, Virginia Beach and Suffolk.

A total of 1,555,487 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. Virginia's COVID-19 percent positivity rate sits at 6.9%.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Saturday, there are 791 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 1,101 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's the same number of hospitalizations from Friday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 9,512.

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

131 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 584 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,100 in the state - that's 19% usage.

14,957 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
ACCOMACK1,1432190
CHESAPEAKE3,73651470
FRANKLIN2941160
GLOUCESTER201120
HAMPTON1,52910160
ISLE OF WIGHT53819110
JAMES CITY7348180
MATHEWS23000
NEWPORT NEWS2,27357243
NORFOLK4,3346520
NORTHAMPTON3041290
POQUOSON64100
PORTSMOUTH2,19812340
SOUTHAMPTON3424130
SUFFOLK1,62017601
VIRGINIA BEACH5,94842672
WILLIAMSBURG153560
YORK451750
LOCAL TOTALS25,8852544096