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Virginia reports 5,798 new COVID-19 cases; Virginia Beach sees highest local increase of 404 cases

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Posted at 9:32 AM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 09:32:38-05

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

According to their website, there are now 393,715 total cases, 325,517 of which are confirmed and 68,198 are probable. There are 5,381 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 4,748 being confirmed and 633 being probable. The case numbers are up by 5,798 and deaths are up by 69 since Friday.

A total of 4,537,960 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Saturday, there are 2,711 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 321 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 3,032 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 41 more hospitalizations from Friday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 19,025.

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

348 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 1,032 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,910 in the state - that's 35% usage.

32,833 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

The statewide 7-day percent of positive COVID-19 tests is 16.7%.

1,254 cases were reported in Hampton Roads, making up about 21.6 percent of Virginia's case increase.

Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
VIRGINIA TOTALS393,7155,7985,38169
ACCOMACK1,92838300
CHESAPEAKE10,2241191081
FRANKLIN7036180
GLOUCESTER1,04338112
HAMPTON4,98835520
ISLE OF WIGHT1,68625290
JAMES CITY2,25436310
MATHEWS351640
NEWPORT NEWS6,814104730
NORFOLK9,9761701173
NORTHAMPTON50010310
POQUOSON399870
PORTSMOUTH5,196121870
SOUTHAMPTON1,50937420
SUFFOLK4,46065940
VIRGINIA BEACH19,7184041673
WILLIAMSBURG389480
YORK1,75728130
LOCAL TOTALS73,8951,2549229