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Western Tidewater region sees over 4% decrease in COVID-19 test positivity rate from September 1

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 10:38:32-04

The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.

According to their website, there are now 134,571 total cases, 128,400 of which are confirmed and 6,171 are probable. There are 2,743 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 2,607 being confirmed and 136 being probable.

The case numbers are up by 757, and deaths are up by 19 since Sunday. Our local area reported 3 deaths from the state's increase, all from the Western Tidewater region. Local cases went up by 163 and make up 21.5% of Virginia's total increase.

A total of 1,773,158 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia. Virginia's overall test positivity rate has decrease from Sunday to 7.2%. The Western Tidewater region still has the highest test positivity rate in the area, but has decreased to 9.6% - on September 1 it was at 14%.

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The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Monday, there are 698 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 308 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 1,006 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 6 less hospitalizations from Sunday.

The total statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations that have been reported over time is now 10,293.

220 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.

110 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 625 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 3,089 in the state - that's 20% usage.

16,361 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
VIRGINIA TOTALS134,5717572,74319
ACCOMACK1,1612190
CHESAPEAKE4,08619490
FRANKLIN376492
GLOUCESTER226320
HAMPTON1,7239170
ISLE OF WIGHT6525121
JAMES CITY7996180
MATHEWS25200
NEWPORT NEWS2,58613280
NORFOLK4,6514610
NORTHAMPTON3040290
POQUOSON75-110
PORTSMOUTH2,3910450
SOUTHAMPTON46659140
SUFFOLK1,8427630
VIRGINIA BEACH6,48229720
WILLIAMSBURG163-160
YORK507160
LOCAL TOTALS28,5151614513

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