Watch: Gov. Northam updates Virginia as state's COVID-19 cases surpass 25K

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Posted at 9:43 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 18:12:55-04

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

According to their website, there are now 25,070 total cases, 23,889 of which are confirmed and 1,181 that are probable. There are 850 total coronavirus-related deaths, with 823 being confirmed and 27 being probable. The case numbers are up by 989, and deaths are up by 11 since Sunday.

A total of 167,758 testing encounters have been reported and 149,436 unique people have been tested in Virginia.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Monday there are 1,072 people currently being hospitalized for coronavirus. There are 432 people currently receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are pending. 362 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.

194 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 602 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,885 in the state - that's 21% usage.

3,273 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

Gov. Northam announced Friday he anticipates and hopes to start Phase One of reopening Virginia on May 15. Here's a list of what Phase One looks like.

With Northern Virginia seeing significantly more cases, local leaders there are asking Northam to allow them to delay entering Phase One. "The Phase One restrictions are a floor, but not a ceiling," said Northam on Monday. "While no regions may move faster to ease restrictions, we're open to some region moving more slowly."

Northam had previously expressed worry about reopening parts of the state before others, saying some may be tempted to drive from a hot spot to an area with fewer restrictions. Now, Northam's staff is hopeful that won't happen because Phase One is not dramatically different.

"It's not like we're turning on a light switch and turning on a light switch right away," said Northam's Chief of Staff Clark Mercer.

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

  • Chesapeake- 340 cases, 70 hospitalized, 9 deaths
  • Accomack- 524 cases, 23 hospitalized, 7 deaths
  • Northampton- 170 cases, 9 hospitalized, 5 deaths
  • Hampton- 146 cases, 29 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • Norfolk- 308 cases, 50 hospitalized, 5 deaths
  • James City County- 173 cases, 53 hospitalized, 15 deaths
  • Newport News- 164 cases, 36 hospitalized, 10 deaths
  • Poquoson- 7 cases, 2 hospitalized, 0 deaths
  • Williamsburg- 42 cases, 9 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • York County- 57 cases, 8 hospitalized, 2 deaths
  • Portsmouth- 208 cases, 38 hospitalized, 8 deaths
  • Gloucester- 27 cases, 7 hospitalized, 1 deaths
  • Virginia Beach- 505 cases, 85 hospitalized, 17 deaths
  • Franklin City- 28 cases, 3 hospitalized, 0 deaths
  • Isle of Wight- 112 cases, 10 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • Southampton- 131 cases, 3 hospitalized, 1 deaths
  • Suffolk- 216 cases, 39 hospitalized, 19 deaths

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