The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving coronavirus cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 97,882 total cases, 94,141 of which are confirmed and 3,741 are probable. There are 2,317 total coronavirus related deaths, with 2,208 being confirmed and 109 being probable.
The case numbers are up by 2,015, and deaths are up by 18 since Friday. The Virginia Department of Health announced that the data numbers posted on Friday contained a significant increase due to a data backlog from earlier in the week.
Today, the Virginia Department of Health announced that the COVID-19 data numbers that will be posted on Friday, August 7 will contain a significant increase due to a data backlog from earlier in the week: https://t.co/dUKZZaUoV3. See full statement below. pic.twitter.com/Z6XlTFZ0UD— Va Dept of Health (@VDHgov) August 7, 2020
Hampton Roads and its surrounding cities reported 590 new cases, 17 hospitalizations and 2 deaths from Thursday's report. Our viewing area made up 29.3% of Virginia's daily case update.
A total of 1,205,004 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.
The percent positivity rate has dropped some in the Eastern Region, but in many communities remains above 10-percent. "That's good news, but the bottom line is in Tidewater, we have a long way to go before this virus is under control," said Dr. Edward Oldfield, an infectious disease expert from Eastern Virginia Medical School.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 897 people currently being hospitalized for confirmed coronavirus. There are 475 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,372 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 23 more hospitalizations from Friday.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 8,281.
284 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
159 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 604 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,461 in the state - that's 20% usage.
12,725 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
- Chesapeake 2,828 cases, 225 hospitalized, 37 deaths (+67 cases, +2 hospitalizations from Thursday)
- Accomack 1,087 cases, 79 hospitalized, 16 deaths (+2 cases, +2 hospitalizations from Thursday)
- Northampton 295 cases, 48 hospitalized, 29 deaths (+0 cases from Thursday)
- Hampton 1,173 cases, 49 hospitalized, 7 deaths (+42 cases from Thursday)
- Norfolk 3,629 cases, 187 hospitalized, 30 deaths (+133 cases, +5 hospitalizations, +1 death from Thursday)
- James City County 596 cases, 59 hospitalized, 16 deaths (+21 cases from Thursday)
- Newport News 1,788 cases, 80 hospitalized, 18 deaths (+52 cases, +2 cases from Thursday)
- Poquoson 43 cases, 2 hospitalized, 0 deaths (+2 cases from Thursday)
- Williamsburg 121 cases, 12 hospitalized, 6 deaths (+2 cases from Thursday)
- York County 355 cases, 14 hospitalized, 4 deaths (+17 cases from Thursday)
- Portsmouth 1,726 cases, 133 hospitalized, 25 deaths (+50 cases, +1 hospitalization from Thursday)
- Gloucester 152 cases, 13 hospitalized, 2 deaths (+5 cases from Thursday)
- Virginia Beach 4,781 cases, 229 hospitalized, 53 deaths (+123 cases, +7 hospitalizations, +1 death from Thursday)
- Franklin City 174 cases, 7 hospitalized, 6 deaths (+16 cases from Thursday)
- Mathews 17 cases, 2 hospitalized, 0 deaths (+1 case from Thursday)
- Isle of Wight 378 cases, 20 hospitalized, 9 deaths (+8 cases from Thursday)
- Southampton 257 cases, 12 hospitalized, 13 deaths (+2 cases from Thursday)
- Suffolk 1,231 cases, 93 hospitalized, 49 deaths (+47 cases from Thursday)