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Virginia reports 1,332 new COVID-19 cases; Local areas report 13% of state case increase, 2 new deaths

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 10:52:47-04

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

According to their website, there are now 170,104 total cases, 159,060 of which are confirmed and 11,044 that are probable. There are 3,524 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,274 being confirmed and 250 being probable. The case numbers are up by 1,332, and deaths are up by 9 since Wednesday.

A total of 2,451,698 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Thursday, there are 685 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 424 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,109 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 12,073.

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

120 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 626 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,728 in the state - that's 23% usage.

19,321 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
ACCOMACK1,2042190
CHESAPEAKE4,80626781
FRANKLIN4820120
GLOUCESTER340330
HAMPTON2,0717320
ISLE OF WIGHT8417240
JAMES CITY9332220
MATHEWS130300
NEWPORT NEWS3,10323500
NORFOLK5,24324851
NORTHAMPTON3161310
POQUOSON91120
PORTSMOUTH2,76221670
SOUTHAMPTON9072340
SUFFOLK2,2663780
VIRGINIA BEACH7,679571030
WILLIAMSBURG210080
YORK626190
LOCAL TOTALS34,0101836572