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Virginia reports 1,456 new COVID-19 cases; Norfolk's test positivity rate remains highest in Hampton Roads

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 15:27:11-04

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

According to their website, there are now 179, 639 total cases, 166,551 of which are confirmed and 13,088 are probable. There are 3,643 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,391 being confirmed and 252 being probable. The case numbers are up by 1,456, hospitalizations are up by 57 and deaths are up by 7 since Thursday.

A total of 2,606,664 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

Local health districts are reporting test percent positivity rates under 5%, including Chesapeake (4.2%), the Eastern Shore Health District (3.8%), Hampton (4.1%), the Peninsula Health District (3.9%), Portsmouth (4.2%), Virginia Beach (4.6%) and the Western Tidewater Health District (4.7%). Norfolk is reporting 5.5% positivity, and is the only local area reporting a percent positivity rate above 5%.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 763 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 302 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,065 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness.

107 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 820 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,921 in the state - that's 28% usage.

19,929 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

Here's a breakdown of cases in local areas:

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
ACCOMACK1,2195190
CHESAPEAKE4,97227790
FRANKLIN5068130
GLOUCESTER352030
HAMPTON2,1479320
ISLE OF WIGHT8783260
JAMES CITY9655220
MATHEWS137100
NEWPORT NEWS3,24722510
NORFOLK5,44526840
NORTHAMPTON3200310
POQUOSON98120
PORTSMOUTH2,8586690
SOUTHAMPTON93310380
SUFFOLK2,3247780
VIRGINIA BEACH8,057561082
WILLIAMSBURG219180
YORK650490
LOCAL TOTALS35,3271916722