The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 292,240 total cases, 251,894 of which are confirmed and 40,346 are probable. There are 4,508 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 4,090 being confirmed and 418 being probable. The case numbers are up by 3,931, and deaths are up by 38 since Tuesday.
A total of 3,780,026 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Wednesday, there are 1,990 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 359 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 2,349 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 166 more hospitalizations from Tuesday.
The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 16,353.
511 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
257 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 952 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,914 in the state - that's 33% usage.
27,060 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|12/16/2020||TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL HOSPITALIZED||NEW IN HOSPITAL TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY||7-DAY AVG PERCENT POSITIVITY|
|ACCOMACK||1,533||9||113||1||22||1||11.90%||(Eastern Shore District)|
|FRANKLIN||612||9||31||0||17||0||10.70%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|ISLE OF WIGHT||1,245||18||64||0||28||0||10.70%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|JAMES CITY||1,421||34||87||3||25||0||11.60%||(Peninsula District)|
|NEWPORT NEWS||4,854||105||180||4||63||0||11.60%||(Peninsula District)|
|NORTHAMPTON||381||0||53||1||31||0||11.90%||(Eastern Shore District)|
|SOUTHAMPTON||1,066||6||34||0||40||0||10.70%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|SUFFOLK||3,312||25||207||3||87||3||10.70%||(Western Tidewater District)|