The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 251,173 total cases, 220,510 of which are confirmed and 30,663 are probable. There are 4,197 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 3,819 being confirmed and 378 probable. The case numbers are up by 3,793 and deaths are up by 37 since Friday.
The case increase from Friday marks the highest so far in Virginia. According to the VDH, the high case count is due to "some results being backlogged," and the department stressed that cases are not reported on the day the patient became ill, but on the day they have been classified as meeting the case definition for COVID-19.
A total of 3,436,348 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Saturday there are 1,508 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 344 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,852 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 2 fewer hospitalizations from Friday.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 15,255.
407 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
183 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 840 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,961 in the state - that's 28% usage.
25,115 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY|
|ISLE OF WIGHT||1,074||12||27||0|