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Virginia reports 705 new coronavirus cases; 30,388 total cases reported in Commonwealth

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Posted at 9:05 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 09:05:15-04

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

According to their website, there are now 30,388 total cases, 28,901 of which are confirmed and 1,487 are probable. There are 1,009 total coronavirus related deaths, with 975 being confirmed and 34 being probable. The case numbers are up by 705, and deaths are up by 7 since Saturday.

A total of 188,874 people in Virginia have now been tested.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Sunday, there are 997 people currently being hospitalized for coronavirus. There are 527 people currently receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are pending. 379 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.

195 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 611 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,940 in the state - that's 21% usage.

3,993 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

  • Chesapeake 384 cases, 77 hospitalized, 10 deaths
  • Accomack 688 cases, 30 hospitalized, 9 deaths
  • Northampton 198 cases, 14 hospitalized, 9 deaths
  • Hampton 161 cases, 30 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • Norfolk 350 cases, 56 hospitalized, 5 deaths
  • James City County 186 cases, 54 hospitalized, 15 deaths
  • Newport News 193 cases, 38 hospitalized, 10 deaths
  • Poquoson 7 cases, 2 hospitalized, 0 deaths
  • Williamsburg 43 cases, 9 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • York County 62 cases, 9 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • Portsmouth 225 cases, 39 hospitalized, 10 deaths
  • Gloucester 28 cases, 7 hospitalized, 1 death
  • Virginia Beach 548 cases, 86 hospitalized, 19 deaths
  • Franklin City 29 cases, 2 hospitalized, 1 death
  • Isle of Wight 115 cases, 10 hospitalized, 3 deaths
  • Southampton 135 cases, 4 hospitalized, 2 deaths
  • Suffolk 261 cases, 41 hospitalized, 22 deaths

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