State re­ports more than 1,200 new coro­n­avirus cases, 18 deaths

Daily Press (Sunday) - - News - By Kather­ine Hafner Staff writer

The Vir­ginia De­part­ment of Health re­ported 1,217 new coro­n­avirus cases Satur­day, bring­ing the state’s tally to 118,809.

At least 2,568 Vir­gini­ans have died from the virus as of Satur­day morn­ing, an in­crease of 18 from Fri­day.

Of the to­tal cases, 113,623 are con­firmed and 5,186 are prob­a­ble, mean­ing those pa­tients are symp­to­matic and have had a known ex­po­sure to the ill­ness.

Through­out the state, there have been 9,266 cases in long-term care fa­cil­i­ties and 1,335 deaths, ac­cord­ing to data from the VDH.

The state’s seven-day per­cent­age of pos­i­tive PCR tests — the com­mon di­ag­nos­tic test which de­tects the virus — in­creased slightly to 6.9%.

Vir­ginia re­ported 16,197 new PCR tests were per­formed, in­creas­ing the to­tal to 1,555,487.

As many as 1,101 peo­ple are hos­pi­tal­ized for COVID-19, ac­cord­ing to the Vir­ginia Hospi­tal and

Health­care As­so­ci­a­tion.

Of those, 791 have con­firmed cases and 245 are await­ing test re­sults. So far, a to­tal of 14,957 COVID-19 pa­tients have been dis­charged.

Here are the lat­est num­bers for the re­gion com­pared with Fri­day. The larger num­ber rep­re­sents the num­ber of cases re­ported in each lo­cal­ity since the pan­demic be­gan.

The VDH has oc­ca­sion­ally re­ported a de­crease in the num­ber of deaths for a lo­cal­ity in the daily re­ports. When asked about it, a spokesman for the state’s health de­part­ment said some data may be en­tered in­cor­rectly, or the de­part­ment will find out later that the pa­tient lived in an­other city.

Ac­co­mack: 1,143 (up 2); 19 deaths (no change)

Ch­e­sa­peake: 3,736 ( up 51); 47 deaths (no change)

Glouces­ter: 201 (up 1); 2 deaths (no change)

Hamp­ton: 1,529 (up 10); 16 deaths (no change)

Isle of Wight: 538 (up 19); 11 deaths (no change)

James City: 734 (up 8); 18 deaths (no change)

Mathews: 23 (no change); 0 deaths (no change)

Mid­dle­sex: 55 (no change); 1 death (no change)

New­port News: 2,273 (up 57); 24 deaths (up 3)

Nor­folk: 4,334 (up 6); 52 deaths (no change)

Northamp­ton: 304 (up 1); 29 deaths (no change)

Po­qu­o­son: 64 (up 1); 0 deaths (no change)

Portsmouth: 2,198 (up 12); 34 deaths (no change)

Suf­folk: 1,620 (up 17); 60 deaths (up 1)

Vir­ginia Beach: 5,948 (up 42); 67 deaths (up 2)

Wil­liams­burg: 153 (up 5); 6 deaths (no change)

York: 451 (up 7); 5 deaths (no change)

In Vir­ginia, peo­ple older than 80 ac­count for 5,240 cases and 1,242 deaths. Here’s how the rest of the age groups break down for cases and deaths:

70-79: 5,815 cases (up 62), 650 deaths (up 4)

60-69: 11,137 cases (up 97), 400 deaths (up 2)

50-59: 17,071 cases (up 144), 175 deaths (up 1)

40-49: 19,252 cases (up 156), 70 deaths (up 1)

30-39: 21,409 cases (up 184), 24 deaths (up 1)

20-29: 23,549 cases (up 329), 5 deaths (no change)

10-19: 9,898 cases ( up 174), 0 deaths (no change)

0-9: 4,302 cases (up 39), 0 deaths (no change)

The VDH did not re­port ages for 1,136 cases and two deaths.

Here are the seven-day per­cent pos­i­tiv­ity rates for the health dis­tricts around Hamp­ton Roads:

Ch­e­sa­peake :11.8%

(down)

East­ern Shore: 2.2%

(down)

Hamp­ton: 8.9% (up) Nor­folk: 8.8% (up) Penin­sula: 8.9% (down) Portsmouth :11.1% (down)

Vir­ginia Beach: 5.8%

(up)

West­ern Tide­wa­ter: 12.8% (down)

Since the pan­demic be­gan in Vir­ginia, 60,945 women have had cases and 1,245 women have died, while 57,154 men have had cases and 1,314 men have died. Of the state tally, 710 cases don’t have a re­ported sex and nine deaths don’t have a re­ported sex.

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