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Virginia coronavirus cases rise over 300 in a day, 41 more deaths

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 16:45:09-04

The Virginia Department of Health reports Virginia's coronavirus cases have risen over 300 within a day.

41 more people in Virginia have died in a 24 hour period due to coronavirus, according to VDH.

VDH reports 6,500 coronavirus cases and 195 deaths related to the virus as of Wednesday.

1,048 people have been hospitalized from the virus and a total of 44,169 poeple have been tested.

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association says that 752 patients who recently tested positive for coronavirus have now been released.

As of Wednesday, the VHHA also says there are 802 people currently being hospitalized for coronavirus. There are 496 people currently receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are pending.

234 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 695 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,865 in the state - that's 24% usage.

The VDH has a map of COVID-19 outbreaks in the Commonwealth and we have a few areas that are highlighted in the long term care facility, congregate setting and correctional facility outbreaks.

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

  • Chesapeake 140
  • Accomack 15
  • Northampton 4
  • Hampton 75
  • Norfolk 99
  • James City County 132
  • Newport News 95
  • Poquoson 6
  • Williamsburg 19
  • York County 35
  • Portsmouth 59
  • Gloucester 20
  • Virginia Beach 256
  • Franklin City 7
  • Isle of Wight 60
  • Southampton 6
  • Suffolk 59

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