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Virginia reports over 2K new COVID-19 cases; Hampton Roads area makes up a quarter of state's case increase

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Feb 19, 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 559,930 total cases, 442,757 of which are confirmed and 117,173 are probable. There are 7,098 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 6,107 being confirmed and 991 being probable. The case numbers are up by 2,034, and deaths are up by 8 since Thursday.

A total of 5,703,634 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.

As of Friday, Virginia has given a total of 1,513,373 COVID-19 vaccines. The table below gives more information about local vaccine distribution.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 1,452 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 219 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,671 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 157 fewer hospitalizations from Thursday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 23,369.

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

204 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 932 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2923 in the state - that's 32% usage.

45,524 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

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