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Virginia reports 3,584 new COVID-19 cases; Hampton Roads makes up 19% of state's case increase

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 09:36:54-05

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

According to their website, there are now 302,972 total cases, 259,635 of which are confirmed and 43,337 are probable. There are 4,643 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 4,184 being confirmed and 459 being probable. The case numbers are up by 3,584, and deaths are up by 45 since Friday.

A total of 3,888,669 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

In Hampton Roads, every health district is reporting test percent positivity rates over the state average. The state's average is currently 11.4 percent.

  • Chesapeake: 14.4%
  • Eastern Shore: 11.8%
  • Hampton: 13.6%
  • Norfolk: 12%
  • Peninsula: 12.3%
  • Portsmouth: 12.5%
  • Virginia Beach: 13.2%
  • Western Tidewater: 12.7%

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Saturday, there are 2,111 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 318 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 2,429 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 20 more hospitalizations from Friday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 16,824.

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

264 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 957 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,989 in the state - that's 32% usage.

27,633 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
ACCOMACK1,56411252
CHESAPEAKE8,270102942
FRANKLIN6246170
GLOUCESTER7141270
HAMPTON3,74264430
ISLE OF WIGHT1,30021291
JAMES CITY1,53129260
MATHEWS258120
NEWPORT NEWS5,08387641
NORFOLK7,723391010
NORTHAMPTON3928310
POQUOSON267630
PORTSMOUTH3,82666751
SOUTHAMPTON1,0818400
SUFFOLK3,42344870
VIRGINIA BEACH13,9921521320
WILLIAMSBURG344180
YORK1,24128100
LOCAL TOTALS55,3756857947