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Virginia surpasses 40,000 coronavirus cases as state sees most deaths reported in a day

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Posted at 10:09 AM, May 27, 2020

The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving coronavirus cases within the state.

According to their website, there are now 40,249 total cases, 38,276 of which are confirmed and 1,973 are probable. There are 1,281 total coronavirus related deaths, with 1,202 being confirmed and 79 being probable. The case numbers are up by 907 and deaths are up by 45 since Tuesday.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Wednesday, there are 1,459 people currently being hospitalized for coronavirus. There are 444 people currently receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are pending. 390 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.

203 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 610 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,994 in the state - that's 20% usage.

5,367 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

The Virginia Licensed Nursing Homes updated their numbers as well. As of Wednesday, there are 1,389 patients who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19. There are 781 confirmed positive COVID-19 patients who have recovered in a licensed nursing facilities.

Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:

  • Chesapeake 472 cases, 85 hospitalized, 14 deaths
  • Accomack 780 cases, 42 hospitalized, 12 deaths
  • Northampton 225 cases, 23 hospitalized, 18 deaths
  • Hampton 183 cases, 30 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • Norfolk 451 cases, 62 hospitalized, 6 deaths
  • James City County 200 cases, 55 hospitalized, 16 deaths
  • Newport News 254 cases, 38 hospitalized, 10 deaths
  • Poquoson 7 cases, 2 hospitalized, 0 deaths
  • Williamsburg 43 cases, 9 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • York County 71 cases, 9 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • Portsmouth 282 cases, 41 hospitalized, 11 deaths
  • Gloucester 30 cases, 7 hospitalized, 1 death
  • Virginia Beach 646 cases, 90 hospitalized, 22 deaths
  • Franklin City 39 cases, 2 hospitalized, 1 death
  • Isle of Wight 125 cases, 11 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • Southampton 144 cases, 6 hospitalized, 2 deaths
  • Suffolk 308 cases, 46 hospitalized, 31 deaths

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