The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 157,905 total cases, 148,933 of which are confirmed and 8,972 are probable. There are 3,354 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,116 being confirmed and 238 being probable.
The case numbers are up by 1,256, and deaths are up by 10 since Friday. There were 3 deaths reported in 2 of our local areas: Chesapeake and Isle of Wight. There were 209 local cases which made up about 16.6% of the state's total update.
A total of 2,2238,204 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. As of Saturday, the 7-day average for percent positivity in the state is sitting is at 4.7%. A handful of health districts in Hampton Roads are reporting at 5% or lower in test positivity rate, including: the Peninsula Health District, Eastern Shore District and Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Saturday, there are 642 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 301 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 943 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 20 fewer hospitalizations from Friday.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 11,501.
208 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
97 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 541 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,679 in the state - that's 20% usage.
18,447 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY|
|ISLE OF WIGHT||801||7||21||1|