Monday, during a morning briefing of the White House COVID-19 response team, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky expresses feelings of 'impending doom'. She said she's worried about the uptick in cases over the last two weeks. This comes after case numbers trend down for two months.
The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 617,941 total cases, 483,177 of which are confirmed and 134,764 are probable. There are 10,242 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 8,590 being confirmed and 1,652 being probable. The case numbers are up by 1,432, and deaths are up by 23 since Monday.
A total of 6,466,133 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.
As of Tuesday Virginia has given a total of 3,700,610 COVID-19 vaccines. That is 110,057 statewide doses given in a day. The table below gives more information about local vaccine distribution.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Tuesday, there are 910 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 160 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,070 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 27 more hospitalizations from Monday .
231 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
128 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 825 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,925 in the state - that's 28% usage.
51,236 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Here's the breakdown of COVID-19 case and vaccine information for local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL HOSPITALIZED||NEW IN HOSPITAL TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY||TOTAL VACCINE DOSES GIVEN||VACCINES DOSES REPORTED SINCE YESTERDAY||7-DAY AVG PERCENT POSITIVITY|
|ACCOMACK||2,709||5||198||1||39||2||16,166||90||9.40%||(Eastern Shore District)|
|FRANKLIN||1,060||2||53||0||28||0||3,550||272||8.90%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|ISLE OF WIGHT||2,910||4||130||0||61||0||17,604||435||8.90%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|JAMES CITY||4,250||0||137||0||69||0||47,478||942||7.50%||(Peninsula District)|
|NEWPORT NEWS||12,651||59||353||1||208||0||60,549||1,688||7.50%||(Peninsula District)|
|NORTHAMPTON||756||6||76||0||34||0||7,945||42||9.40%||(Eastern Shore District)|
|SOUTHAMPTON||1,913||4||53||0||53||0||7,171||220||8.90%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|SUFFOLK||7,374||17||420||1||175||0||32,548||857||8.90%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|LOCAL TOTALS||127,692||403||5,774||30||1996||8||648,637||15,515||9.64%||(Local Average)|