Governor Northam updates Virginians as coronavirus death toll reaches 300

A total of 56,735 people in Virginia have now been tested
Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 00:00:26-04

Governor Northam updated Virginians on Monday regarding the pandemic's toll on the state.

On Sunday morning, Governor Northam was on CNN's State of the Union where he called on the Federal Government to help with testing, hospital funding, and small businesses. He pushed back on White House claims that states have what they need for coronavirus testing.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, there are now 8,990 cases and 300 coronavirus related deaths.

A total of 56,735 people in Virginia have now been tested.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Monday, there are 828 people currently being hospitalized for coronavirus. There are 468 people currently receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are pending. 396 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.

237 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 626 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,908 in the state - that's 22% usage.

1,324 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

  • Chesapeake 166
  • Accomack 52
  • Northampton 7
  • Hampton 90
  • Norfolk 113
  • James City County 121
  • Newport News 102
  • Poquoson 6
  • Williamsburg 19
  • York County 44
  • Portsmouth 65
  • Gloucester 21
  • Virginia Beach 281
  • Franklin City 12
  • Isle of Wight 86
  • Southampton 17
  • Suffolk 92

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