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County-by-county look at COVID-19 cases in Virginia; which areas saw biggest jumps Wednesday

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Feb 24, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. -- The health department reported 1,907 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 36,835 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 568,946.

As of Wednesday's update, 23,798 (+100 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 7,807 (+149) people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to updated Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data.

RELATED: COVID-19 in Virginia: LIVE updates for Wednesday, February 24

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

These localities saw the biggest jumps (20 or more) in COVID-19 cases Wednesday:

Northern Virginia

Fairfax 65,718 ( +249 )
Prince William 38,920 ( +88 )
Loudoun 22,816 (+ 54 )
Arlington 12,974 ( +52 )
Stafford 9,418 ( +50 )
Spotsylvania 8,190 ( +34 )

Hampton Roads

Virginia Beach 30,161 ( +110 )
Norfolk 14,686 ( +81 )
Chesapeake 17,974 ( +61 )
Newport News 11,267 ( +53 )
Portsmouth 7,581 ( +33 )
Suffolk 6,802 ( +26 )
Hampton 8,494 ( +23 )

Central Virginia

Chesterfield 23,245 ( +73 )
Richmond City 14,647 ( +70 )
Henrico 21,098 ( +58 )
Hanover 6,578 ( +33 )
Prince George 2,926 ( +23 )

Additional Localities:

Albemarle 4,759 ( +80 )
Montgomery 7,478 ( +79 )
Alleghany 1,224 ( +61 )
Halifax 2,400 ( +28 )
Bedford 5,748 ( +27 )
Roanoke City 7,455 ( +25 )

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack 2,575 ( +3 )
Albemarle 4,759 ( +80 )
Alexandria 10,229 ( +19 )
Alleghany 1,224 ( +61 )
Amelia 751 ( +3 )
Amherst 2,659 ( +10 )
Appomattox 1,393 ( +2 )
Arlington 12,974 ( +52 )
Augusta 5,144 ( +5 )

Bath 242 ( +2 )
Bedford 5,748 ( +27 )
Bland 620 ( +1 )
Botetourt 2,186 ( +18 )
Bristol 1,211
Brunswick 1,187 ( +3 )
Buchanan 1,294 ( +2 )
Buckingham 2,033 ( +1 )
Buena Vista City 833 ( +4 )

Campbell 3,960 ( +3 )
Caroline 1,789 ( +1 )
Carroll 2,091 ( +13 )
Charles City 393 ( +1 )
Charlotte 733
Charlottesville 3,529 ( +10 )
Chesapeake 17,974 ( +61 )
Chesterfield 23,245 ( +73 )
Clarke 752 ( +1 )
Colonial Heights 1,315 ( +6 )
Covington 554 ( -57 )

Craig 238
Culpeper 4,034 ( +6 )
Cumberland 377 ( +4 )

Danville 4,246 ( +6 )
Dickenson 874 ( +3 )
Dinwiddie 1,769 ( +14 )

Emporia 614
Essex 625

Fairfax 65,718 ( +249 )
Fairfax City 482 ( +4 )
Falls Church 342 ( -1 )
Fauquier 3,904 ( +12 )
Floyd 728 ( +3 )
Fluvanna 1,282 ( +2 )
Franklin City 971 ( +6 )
Franklin County 3,675 ( +15 )
Frederick 6,704 ( +15 )
Fredericksburg 1,747 ( -1 )

Galax 991 ( +7 )
Giles 1,052 ( +7 )
Gloucester 1,831 ( +6 )
Goochland 1,201 ( +3 )
Grayson 1,122 ( +4 )
Greene 994 ( +8 )
Greensville 1,447 ( +3 )

Halifax 2,400 ( +28 )
Hampton 8,494 ( +23 )
Hanover 6,578 ( +33 )
Harrisonburg 5,652 ( +10 )
Henrico 21,098 ( +58 )
Henry 4,145 ( +5 )
Highland 89 ( -1 )
Hopewell 2,068 ( +9 )

Isle of Wight 2,607 ( +15 )

James City 3,819 ( +4 )

King and Queen 300 (+1 )
King George 1,404 (+ 5 )
King William 878 ( +3 )

Lancaster 648 ( +2 )
Lee 2,269 ( +5 )
Lexington 1,087 ( -1 )
Loudoun 22,816 (+ 54 )
Louisa 1,672 ( +1 )
Lunenburg 628 ( +1 )
Lynchburg 6,867 (+ 4 )

Madison 528
Manassas City 3,971 ( +1 )
Manassas Park 1,116 ( -1 )
Martinsville 1,494 ( +4 )
Mathews 541 ( +3 )
Mecklenburg 1,957 ( +10 )
Middlesex 504 ( +2 )
Montgomery 7,478 ( +79 )

Nelson 756 ( +1 )
New Kent 1,221
Newport News 11,267 ( +53 )
Norfolk 14,686 ( +81 )
Northampton 707 ( +3 )
Northumberland 657 ( +2 )
Norton 237
Nottoway 1,787 ( +3 )

Orange 1,800 ( +5 )

Page 1,815 ( +5 )
Patrick 1,173 ( +2 )
Petersburg 3,068 ( +12 )
Pittsylvania 4,696 ( +12 )
Poquoson 706 ( +6 )
Portsmouth 7,581 ( +33 )
Powhatan 1,634 ( +4 )
Prince Edward 1,929 ( +4 )
Prince George 2,926 ( +23 )
Prince William 38,920 ( +88 )
Pulaski 2,285 ( +11 )

Radford 1,884 ( +5 )
Rappahannock 292 ( -1 )
Richmond City 14,647 ( +70 )
Richmond County 1,367 ( -11 )
Roanoke City 7,455 ( +25 )
Roanoke County 7,205 ( +13 )
Rockbridge 1,267 ( +19 )
Rockingham 5,991 ( +4 )
Russell 2,014 ( +9 )

Salem 1,863 ( -16 )
Scott 1,578 ( +4 )
Shenandoah 3,677 ( +4 )
Smyth 2,506 ( -1 )
Southampton 1,841 ( +2 )
Spotsylvania 8,190 ( +34 )
Stafford 9,418 ( +50 )
Staunton 2,392 ( +4 )
Suffolk 6,802 ( +26 )
Surry 355 ( +3 )
Sussex 1,055 ( +9 )

Tazewell 3,163 ( +3 )

Virginia Beach 30,161 ( +110 )

Warren 2,260 ( +7 )
Washington 4,240 ( +7 )
Waynesboro 2,113 ( +3 )
Westmoreland 1,104 ( +5 )
Williamsburg 514
Winchester 2,450 ( +1 )
Wise 2,840 ( +15 )
Wythe 2,011 ( +4 )

York 2,967 ( +15 )

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Who's getting sick

The coronavirus first most impacted people aged 50 to 69, which currently accounts for nearly 25 percent of cases in Virginia.

However, people aged 30 to 49 now account for 31.5 percent of cases, data show.

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

More women have been infected by the virus at 290,940 cases versus the 270,832 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 7,174 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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