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Virginia reports 1,300 new COVID-19 cases; Hampton Roads makes up 16% of state's daily case increase

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 09:34:55-04

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

According to their website, there are now 132,940 total cases, 126,850 of which are confirmed and 6,090 are probable. There are 2,722 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,589 being confirmed and 133 being probable.

The case numbers are up by 1,300, and deaths are up by 11 since Friday. Three of the 11 deaths reported were in Hampton Roads, with Hampton, Southampton and Virginia Beach each reporting one. There were 216 local cases reported which made up roughly 16% of the state's increase.

A total of 1,744,020 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. Virginia's overall COVID-19 test percent positivity rate went up 0.30% from Friday, and now sits at 7.8%. The Western Tidewater region has the highest test positivity rate in the area with a rate of 10.7%.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Saturday, there are 723 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 272 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 995 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 125 fewer hospitalizations from Friday.

Chesapeake reported the most hospitalizations from Friday, with 7 new patients counted for.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 10,218.

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

113 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 613 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,090 in the state - that's 20% usage.

16,276 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
ACCOMACK1,1580190
CHESAPEAKE4,04822490
FRANKLIN363370
GLOUCESTER222420
HAMPTON1,70616171
ISLE OF WIGHT6444110
JAMES CITY7928180
MATHEWS23000
NEWPORT NEWS2,54816280
NORFOLK4,63018610
NORTHAMPTON3040290
POQUOSON73010
PORTSMOUTH2,37330450
SOUTHAMPTON4016141
SUFFOLK1,81030630
VIRGINIA BEACH6,42153721
WILLIAMSBURG162060
YORK503660
LOCAL TOTALS28,1812164483

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