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

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 11:30:04-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The health department reported 999 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 17,890 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 87,993.

As of Wednesday's update, 7,738 (+52 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,125 (+30) 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 Wednesday:

Hampton Roads

Norfolk: 2,937 (+123)
Virginia Beach: 3,908 (+120)
Chesapeake: 2,348 (+72)
Newport News: 1,519 (+30)
Hampton: 963 (+25)
Portsmouth: 1,390 (+23)
Suffolk: 989 (+15)

Northern Virginia

Fairfax: 15,570 (+61)
Prince William: 8,724 (+61)
Loudon: 4,965 (+26)
Spotsylvania: 1,272 (+18)
Stafford: 1,227 (+13)
Alexandria: 2,759 (+10)

Central Virginia

Richmond: 2,831 (+37)
Chesterfield: 3,829 (+33)
Henrico: 3,466 (+30)

Additional Localities:

Roanoke City: 780 (+41)
Lynchburg: 392 (+22)
Bedford: 255 (+11)
Washington: 157 (+11)
Campbell: 131 (+10)

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,072 (+3)
Albemarle: 724 (+1)
Alleghany: 56 (-1)
Alexandria: 2,759 (+10)
Amelia :71
Amherst: 99 (+8)
Appomattox: 67 (+4)
Arlington: 2,847 (+4)
Augusta: 245 (+1)

Bath: 4
Bedford: 255 (+11)
Bland: 7
Bristol: 48 (+4)
Botetourt: 182 (+4)
Brunswick: 188 (+4)
Buchanan: 67 (+3)
Buckingham: 592
Buena Vista City: 47

Campbell: 131 (+10)
Caroline: 177 (+3)
Carroll: 303 (+3)
Charles City: 46 (+1)
Charlotte: 48
Charlottesville: 443 (+2)
Chesapeake: 2,348 (+72)
Chesterfield: 3,829 (+33)
Clarke: 66 (+2)
Colonial Heights: 175
Covington: 11 (+1)
Craig: 15
Culpeper: 934 (+2)
Cumberland: 63

Danville: 278 (+9)
Dickenson: 18 (+2)
Dinwiddie: 195 (+2)

Emporia: 164 (+1)
Essex: 74

Fairfax: 15,570 (+61)
Fairfax City: 79 (+2)
Falls Church: 54 (+1)
Fauquier: 570 (+2)
Floyd: 31 (+2)
Fluvanna: 170 (+3)
Franklin City: 115 (+1)
Franklin County: 150 (+4)
Frederick: 644 (+3)
Fredericksburg: 340 (+2)

Galax: 327 (+1)
Giles: 20
Gloucester: 138
Goochland: 149 (+1)
Grayson: 123 (+2)
170 (+3)
Greensville: 411 (+1)

Halifax: 128 (+2)
Hanover: 579 (+3)
Hampton: 963 (+25)
Harrisonburg: 1,037 (+2)
Henrico: 3,466 (+30)
Henry: 461 (+3)
Highland: 3
Hopewell: 253 (+1)

Isle of Wight: 318 (+4)

James City: 525 (+7)

King George: 119
King and Queen: 35
King William: 76 (+1)

Lancaster: 29
Lee: 83 (+3)
Lexington: 28
Louisa: 165
Loudoun: 4,965 (+26)
Lunenburg: 53 (+1)
Lynchburg: 392 (+22)

Madison: 58 (+1)
Manassas City: 1,586 (+2)
Manassas Park: 493 (+5)
Martinsville: 156 (+1)
Mathews: 12
Mecklenburg: 303 (+6)
Middlesex: 25
Montgomery: 260 (+1)

Nelson: 33
New Kent: 112 (+1)
Newport News: 1,519 (+30)
Norfolk: 2,937 (+123)
Northampton: 297 (-1)
Northumberland: 60
Norton: 10
Nottoway: 168

Orange: 204 (+2)

Page: 330
Patrick: 104
Petersburg: 411 (+3)
Pittsylvania: 296 (+4)
Poquoson: 34
Portsmouth: 1,390 (+23)
Powhatan: 118 (+2)
Prince Edward: 289 (+5)
Prince George: 327 (+1)
Prince William: 8,724 (+61)
Pulaski: 74 (+1)

Radford: 26
Rappahannock: 40
Richmond City: 2,831 (+37)
Richmond County: 315 (-1)
Roanoke City: 780 (+41)
Roanoke County: 414 (+9)
Rockbridge: 63 (+1)
Rockingham: 878 (+8)
Russell: 59 (+5)

Salem: 128
Scott: 45 (+4)
Shenandoah: 665 (+3)
Smyth: 97 (+4)
Spotsylvania: 1,272 (+18)
Southampton: 229
Stafford: 1,227 (+13)
Staunton: 139 (+2)
Suffolk: 989 (+15)
Surry: 35
Sussex: 271 (+1)

Tazewell: 80 (+3)

Virginia Beach: 3,908 (+120)

Warren: 344
Washington: 157 (+11)
Waynesboro: 165 (+1)
Westmoreland: 192
Winchester: 390
Williamsburg: 105
Wise: 74 (+4)
Wythe: 95 (+1)

York: 290 (+3)

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 44,942 cases versus the 42,537 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 514 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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