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Virginia reports continuous decline of daily COVID-19 cases as 88 more people discharged from hospitals

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Jun 17, 2020

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

According to their website, there are now 55,775 total cases, 53,318 of which are confirmed and 2,457 are probable. There are 1,583 total coronavirus related deaths, with 1,478 being confirmed and 105 probable. The case numbers are up by 444, and deaths are up by 13 since Tuesday.

A total of 491,884 PCR testing encounters have been done in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Wednesday there are 625 people currently being hospitalized for coronavirus. There are 313 people currently receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are pending. 249 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.

120 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 603 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,980 in the state - that's 20% usage.

7,429 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged. That number is up by 88 since Tuesday.

On Tuesday afternoon Gov. Northam said we will not be entering Phase Three this week. He said there will be more information Thursday on that.

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

  • Chesapeake 684 cases, 103 hospitalized, 16 deaths
  • Accomack 1,018 cases, 67 hospitalized, 14 deaths
  • Northampton 265 cases, 38 hospitalized, 27 deaths
  • Hampton 248 cases, 37 hospitalized, 5 deaths
  • Norfolk 698 cases, 85 hospitalized, 7 deaths
  • James City County 236 cases, 57 hospitalized, 15 deaths
  • Newport News 399 cases, 43 hospitalized, 10 deaths
  • Poquoson 12 cases, 2 hospitalized, 0 deaths
  • Williamsburg 54 cases, 11 hospitalized, 5 deaths
  • York County 94 cases, 10 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • Portsmouth 395 cases, 60 hospitalized, 13 deaths
  • Gloucester 38 cases, 9 hospitalized, 1 deaths
  • Virginia Beach 923 cases, 112 hospitalized, 28 deaths
  • Franklin City 44 cases, 3 hospitalized, 2 deaths
  • Isle of Wight 158 cases, 15 hospitalized, 8 deaths
  • Southampton 154 cases, 7 hospitalized, 2 deaths
  • Suffolk 348 cases, 53 hospitalized, 34 deaths

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