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County-by-county look at COVID-19 cases in Virginia; here's which areas saw biggest jumps Friday

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Posted at 9:00 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 14:44:26-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The health department reported 984 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 16,521 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 89,888.

As of Friday's update7,886 (+80 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,174 (+33) people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to updated Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data.

Scroll down for complete city/county-by-county breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Virginia

These localities saw the biggest jumps (10 or more) in COVID-19 cases Friday:

Hampton Roads

Norfolk: 3,180 (+100)
Virginia Beach: 4,055 (+76)
Chesapeake: 2,450 (+59)
Portsmouth: 1,462 (+45)
Hampton: 1,007 (+34)
Suffolk: 1,034 (+33)
Newport News: 1,573 (+29)

Northern Virginia

Prince William: 8,838 (+54)
Arlington: 2,897 (+23)
Alexandria: 2,798 (+19)
Spotsylvania: 1,305 (+14)
Fairfax: 15,616 (+10)
Loudon: 4,995 (+10)

Central Virginia

Chesterfield: 3,937 (+60)
Richmond: 2,893 (+36)
Henrico: 3,541 (+32)
Petersburg: 442 (+16)

Additional Localities:

Lynchburg: 429 (+33)
Bedford: 286 (+25)
Prince Edward: 323 (+23)
Charlottesville: 466 (+15)
Campbell: 144 (+12)
Henry: 477 (+10)

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,074
Albemarle: 735 (+2)
Alleghany: 56
Alexandria: 2,798 (+19)
Amelia :72
Amherst: 105 (+4)
Appomattox: 68 (+1)
Arlington: 2,897 (+23)
Augusta: 249 (+3)

Bath: 4
Bedford: 286 (+25)
Bland: 7
Bristol: 57 (+7)
Botetourt: 185 (+2)
Brunswick: 197
Buchanan: 71 (+2)
Buckingham: 593 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 47

Campbell: 144 (+12)
Caroline: 183 (+4)
Carroll: 307 (+2)
Charles City: 49 (+2)
Charlotte: 50 (+1)
Charlottesville: 466 (+15)
Chesapeake: 2,450 (+59)
Chesterfield: 3,937 (+60)
Clarke: 69 (+3)
Colonial Heights: 178 (+1)
Covington: 12 (+1)
Craig: 15
Culpeper: 942 (+4)
Cumberland: 65 (+1)

Danville: 300 (+9)
Dickenson: 22 (+1)
Dinwiddie: 197 (+1)

Emporia: 163
Essex: 75 (+1)

Fairfax: 15,616 (+10)
Fairfax City: 79 (-2)
Falls Church: 60 (-1)
Fauquier: 571
Floyd: 32 (+1)
Fluvanna: 130 (+3)
Franklin City: 119 (+2)
Franklin County: 151 (+1)
Frederick: 651 (+2)
Fredericksburg: 348 (+3)

Galax: 331 (+2)
Giles: 23 (+2)
Gloucester: 141 (+1)
Goochland: 150 (+1)
Grayson: 128 (+4)
Greene: 134
Greensville: 417 (+2)

Halifax: 130
Hanover: 584 (+1)
Hampton: 1,007 (+34)
Harrisonburg: 1,039 (+2)
Henrico: 3,541 (+32)
Henry: 477 (+10)
Highland: 3
Hopewell: 254 (+1)

Isle of Wight: 325 (+2)

James City: 538 (+7)

King George: 122 (+1)
King and Queen: 35
King William: 77 (+1)

Lancaster: 29
Lee: 91 (+5)
Lexington: 28
Louisa: 165
Loudoun: 4,995 (+10)
Lunenburg: 54 (+1)
Lynchburg: 429 (+33)

Madison: 60 (+2)
Manassas City: 1,604 (+8)
Manassas Park: 497 (+2)
Martinsville: 159
Mathews: 12
Mecklenburg: 303
Middlesex: 26
Montgomery: 273 (+9)

Nelson: 32
New Kent: 115 (+2)
Newport News: 1,573 (+29)
Norfolk: 3,180 (+100)
Northampton: 292
Northumberland: 63 (+1)
Norton: 11 (+1)
Nottoway: 172 (+3)

Orange: 207 (+2)

Page: 330 (-1)
Patrick: 108 (+2)
Petersburg: 442 (+16)
Pittsylvania: 316 (+7)
Poquoson: 36 (+1)
Portsmouth: 1,462 (+45)
Powhatan: 122 (+2)
Prince Edward: 323 (+23)
Prince George: 329 (+1)
Prince William: 8,838 (+54)
Pulaski: 74

Radford: 27 (+2)
Rappahannock: 40
Richmond City: 2,893 (+36)
Richmond County: 317 (+1)
Roanoke City: 814 (+9)
Roanoke County: 430 (+5)
Rockbridge: 66 (+1)
Rockingham: 890 (+7)
Russell: 60

Salem: 131 (+2)
Scott: 51 (+4)
Shenandoah: 667 (+2)
Smyth: 107 (+5)
Spotsylvania: 1,305 (+14)
Southampton: 234 (+5)
Stafford: 1,243 (+6)
Staunton: 140
Suffolk: 1,034 (+33)
Surry: 35
Sussex: 276

Tazewell: 87 (+6)

Virginia Beach: 4,055 (+76)

Warren: 348 (+3)
Washington: 170 (+6)
Waynesboro: 166 (+1)
Westmoreland: 193
Winchester: 391 (+1)
Williamsburg: 107 (+1)
Wise: 79 (+4)
Wythe: 100 (+2)

York: 301 (+8)

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Who's getting sick

The coronavirus first most impacted people aged 50 to 69, which currently accounts for more than 24 percent of cases in Virginia. However, people aged 30 to 49 now account for nearly 36 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for more than 19 percent of cases in the state.

"There has been some talk, and I have seen activity around Virginia, that this only affects the elderly. Well, it doesn't. It affects all of us, "Gov. Ralph Northam previously said. "So take this seriously and please stay home."

More women have been infected by the virus at 45,943 cases versus the 43,419 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 526 cases in the Commonwealth.

COVID-19 Precautions

Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions.

COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.

Virginia health officials urged the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Avoid non-essential travel.

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