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Virginia surpasses 20,000 coronavirus cases, over 700 deaths

A total of 127,938 people in Virginia have now been tested
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Posted at 10:28 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 10:43:39-04

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

According to their website, there are now 20,256 cases, 19,357 of which are confirmed and 899 are probable. There are 713 coronavirus related deaths, with 690 being confirmed and 23 being probable. The case numbers are up by 764, with 717 confirmed, since Monday and deaths are up by 29.

A total of 127,938 people in Virginia have now been tested.

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The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Monday, there are 1,027 people currently being hospitalized for coronavirus. There are 469 people currently receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are pending. 361 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.

189 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 591 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,952 in the state - that's 20% usage.

2,617 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

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

  • Chesapeake 293
  • Accomack 429
  • Northampton 140
  • Hampton 128
  • Norfolk 251
  • James City County 166
  • Newport News 133
  • Poquoson 7
  • Williamsburg 27
  • York County 48
  • Portsmouth 187
  • Gloucester 26
  • Virginia Beach 445
  • Franklin City 23
  • Isle of Wight 100
  • Southampton 128
  • Suffolk 205

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