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Virginia reports 948 new COVID-19 cases; Hampton Roads, surrounding areas make up 12% of state's daily case increase

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 10:48:21-04

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

According to their website, there are now 125,727 total cases, 120,191 of which are confirmed and 5,536 are probable. There are 2,677 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,529 being confirmed and 133 being probable.

The case numbers are up by 948, and deaths are up by 15 since Friday. Hampton Roads and surrounding cities reported 114 cases and 2 deaths from the state's total increase.

A total of 1,652,020 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Saturday, there are 813 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 285 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,098 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 3 fewer hospitalizations from Friday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 9,849.

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

121 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 593 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,090 in the state - that's 19% usage.

15,636 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
ACCOMACK1,1521190
CHESAPEAKE3,89912490
FRANKLIN329370
GLOUCESTER207020
HAMPTON1,61411160
ISLE OF WIGHT6038110
JAMES CITY7601180
MATHEWS23000
NEWPORT NEWS2,45012280
NORFOLK4,48113601
NORTHAMPTON3040290
POQUOSON71200
PORTSMOUTH2,2778431
SOUTHAMPTON3753130
SUFFOLK1,71914630
VIRGINIA BEACH6,18323710
WILLIAMSBURG157160
YORK482260
LOCAL TOTALS27,0861144412