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Virginia sees nearly 4K new COVID-19 cases, 166 more hospitalizations; Chesapeake reports highest local case increase with 171 new cases

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Dec 16, 2020

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:

12/16/2020TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL HOSPITALIZEDNEW IN HOSPITAL TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY7-DAY AVG PERCENT POSITIVITY
VIRGINIA TOTALS292,2403,93116,3531664,5083811.40%
ACCOMACK1,5339113122111.90%(Eastern Shore District)
CHESAPEAKE7,890171572589013.40%
FRANKLIN612931017010.70%(Western Tidewater District)
GLOUCESTER6821424150
HAMPTON3,55368166541213.20%
ISLE OF WIGHT1,2451864028010.70%(Western Tidewater District)
JAMES CITY1,4213487325011.60%(Peninsula District)
MATHEWS2473413010
NEWPORT NEWS4,854105180463011.60%(Peninsula District)
NORFOLK7,572695162101111.80%
NORTHAMPTON381053131011.90%(Eastern Shore District)
POQUOSON246815030
PORTSMOUTH3,67735387173012.60%
SOUTHAMPTON1,066634040010.70%(Western Tidewater District)
SUFFOLK3,31225207387310.70%(Western Tidewater District)
VIRGINIA BEACH13,45213564433129312.80%
WILLIAMSBURG33842208011.60%(Peninsula District)
YORK1,159303209011.60%(Peninsula District)
LOCAL TOTALS53,2407743,1605977210