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Virginia reports over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases; Hampton Roads area makes up nearly 25% of statewide daily case increase

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Mar 16, 2021

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

According to their website, there are now 597,141 total cases, 469,573 of which are confirmed and 127,568 are probable. There are 10,104 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 8,438 being confirmed and 1,666 being probable. The case numbers are up by 1,276, and deaths are up by 44 since Monday.

A total of 6,202,924 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

As of Tuesday, Virginia has given a total of 2,775,063 COVID-19 vaccines. The table below gives more information about local vaccine distribution.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Tuesday, there are 885 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 203 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,088 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 75 more hospitalizations from Monday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 25,439.

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

134 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 884 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,926 in the state - that's 30% usage.

49,250 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

Here's the breakdown of COVID-19 case and vaccine information for local areas:

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL HOSPITALIZEDNEW IN HOSPITAL TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAYTOTAL VACCINE DOSES GIVENVACCINES DOSES REPORTED SINCE YESTERDAY7-DAY AVG PERCENT POSITIVITY
VIRGINIA TOTALS597,1411,27625,43911610,104442,775,06334,0885.20%
ACCOMACK2,6572191137212,930316.30%(Eastern Shore District)
CHESAPEAKE18,892568796262362,9915279.90%
FRANKLIN1,029-15202802,68897.40%(Western Tidewater District)
GLOUCESTER1,970954046013,624118
HAMPTON9,013243112143136,6801,71412.40%
ISLE OF WIGHT2,78118122058013,5401177.40%(Western Tidewater District)
JAMES CITY4,03911134069038,4852139.30%(Peninsula District)
MATHEWS56102001204,13114
NEWPORT NEWS12,038293250204145,4668359.30%(Peninsula District)
NORFOLK15,467298618228146,8714477.90%
NORTHAMPTON730174034-16,55396.30%(Eastern Shore District)
POQUOSON75422011604,92972
PORTSMOUTH8,019176071160118,21719612.30%
SOUTHAMPTON1,87615015205,666257.40%(Western Tidewater District)
SUFFOLK7,137104101176124,5441917.40%(Western Tidewater District)
VIRGINIA BEACH31,937891,353113542126,7691,7609.10%
WILLIAMSBURG55222401104,779499.30%(Peninsula District)
YORK3,2381854248124,1283699.30%(Peninsula District)
LOCAL TOTALS122,6903175,54134193812492,9916,6969.33%(Local Average)

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