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Watch: Gov. Northam, Va. Emergency Support Team provide updates on COVID-19 response

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Jun 09, 2020

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

According to their website, there are now 51,738 total cases, 49,362 of which are confirmed and 2,376 are probable. There are 1,496 total coronavirus related deaths, with 1,391 being confirmed and 105 probable. The case numbers are up by 487, and deaths are up by 19 since Monday.

A total of 388,480 PCR testing encounters have now occurred in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Tuesday, there are 786 people currently being hospitalized for coronavirus. There are 383 people currently receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are pending. 311 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.

155 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 580 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,989 in the state - that's 19% usage.

6,677 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

On Monday night the VDH said there are 13,000 additional tests that were backlogged. Officials said the backlogged tests are largely negative for COVID-19 but they will be "slowly added to the current data" over the next few days. This will result in an influx of results.

The cause of the backlog was results being faxed from a Richmond lab which then had to be manually entered into the VDH system. Of these tests, ones positive for COVID-19 were prioritized, VHD officials said.

Governor Northam announced Tuesday that coronavirus health metrics are looking positive in Virginia.

Virus hospitalizations are trending down, particularly in the past week, he said.

Most of Virginia just entered Phase Two on Friday and Northam said metrics from Northern Virginia and Richmond look positive and they can move to Phase Two this Friday, June 12.

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

  • Chesapeake- 605 cases, 97 hospitalized, 15 deaths
  • Accomack- 983 cases, 55 hospitalized, 13 deaths
  • Northampton- 256 cases, 33 hospitalized, 27 deaths
  • Hampton- 228 cases, 35 hospitalized, 4 deaths
  • Norfolk- 596 cases, 73 hospitalized, 7 deaths
  • James City County- 224 cases, 54 hospitalized, 15 deaths
  • Newport News- 323 cases, 41 hospitalized, 10 deaths
  • Poquoson- 9 cases, 2 hospitalized, 0 deaths
  • Williamsburg- 48 cases, 11 hospitalized, 5 deaths
  • York County- 86 cases, 10 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • Portsmouth- 351 cases, 48 hospitalized, 11 deaths
  • Gloucester- 33 cases, 8 hospitalized, 1 deaths
  • Virginia Beach- 815 cases, 104 hospitalized, 27 deaths
  • Franklin City- 42 cases, 3 hospitalized, 2 deaths
  • Isle of Wight- 149 cases, 14 hospitalized, 8 deaths
  • Southampton- 153 cases, 7 hospitalized, 2 deaths
  • Suffolk- 325 cases, 53 hospitalized, 34 deaths

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