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COVID-19 in Virginia: 3 new outbreaks reported Friday, August 21

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Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 18:07:31-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 779 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Friday. That means 3 new outbreaks were recorded since Thursday's reporting.

Data show 368 (no change from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 8,995 COVID-19 cases and 1,319 deaths. That is up 31 cases and 10 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Two new outbreaks were also reported in a congregate settings and one new outbreak was recorded in a healthcare setting.

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

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The health department reported 978 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 19,820 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 110,860. Of those cases, 16,380 (+64 from previous day) are associated with outbreaks.

The number of COVID-19 cases that have topped 100 cases since March continue to climb in the Commonwealth:

17,419 (+89) in Fairfax County
10,187 (+87) in Prince William County
5,647 (+33) in Loudoun County
5,623 (+61) in Virginia Beach
4,772 (+25) in Chesterfield County
4,259 (+35) in Henrico County
4,119 (+28) in Norfolk
3,502 (+22) in Richmond
3,412 (+28) in Chesapeake
3,334 (+24) in Arlington
3,203 (+17) in Alexandria

2,072 (+24) in Newport News
2,057 (+12) in Portsmouth
1,740 (+6) in Manassas City
1,673 (+11) in Spotsylvania
1,570 (+14) in Stafford
1,503 (+20) in Suffolk
1,417 (+29) in Hampton
1,133 (+2) in Accomack
1,122 (+18) in Roanoke City
1,119 (+4) in Harrisonburg
1,060 (+5) in Culpeper

990 (+3) in Rockingham
943 (+13) in Albemarle
803 (+14) in Lynchburg
750 (+1) in Shenandoah
732 (+3) in Hanover
724 (+5) in Frederick
723 (+6) in Henry
667 (+5) in James City County
667 (+9) in Fauquier
631 (+2) in Buckingham
611 (+8) in Pittsylvania

579 (+1) in Greensville
575 (+5) in Charlottesville
575 (+11) in Petersburg
549 (+3) in Manassas Park
542 (+12) in Roanoke County
522 (+16) in Danville
481 (+6) in Prince George
476 (+6) in Mecklenburg
463 (+11) in Isle of Wight
453 (+6) in Bedford
451 (+4) in Prince Edward
440 (+1) in Fredericksburg
428 (+1) in Winchester
419 (+6) in York

388 in Galax
378 (-2) in Warren
363 (+5) in Carroll
357 in Page
353 (+12) in Montgomery
335 (+8) in Augusta
326 (+1) in Richmond County
320 (+9) in Southampton
319 in Sussex
309 (+7) in Hopewell
303 (+2) in Northampton
301 (+4) in Washington

277 (+7) in Campbell
276 (+7) in Wise
271 (+6) in Martinsville
261 (+2) in Brunswick
251 (+1) in Dinwiddie
246 (+9) in Amherst
243 in Orange
240 (+5) in Caroline
240 (+18) in Franklin City
225 (+2) in Louisa
224 (+3) in Botetourt
219 in Westmoreland
212 in Colonial Heights
207 (+3) in Fluvanna
204 in Emporia
203 (+11) in Smyth

198 (+1) in Waynesboro
197 in Franklin County
193 (+3) in Patrick
188 (+3) in Greene
184 (+3) in Gloucester
184 (+1) in Nottoway
183 (+7) in Salem
180 (+3) in King George
178 (+2) in Halifax
177 (+2) in Goochland
175(+3) in Powhatan
168 (+2) in Grayson
166 in Russell
162 in Staunton

153 in Lee
148 (+3) in Tazewell
141 (+1) in Williamsburg
138 (+1) in New Kent
136 (+3) in Scott
133 (+2) in Wythe
125 (+4) in Appomattox
120 (+2) in Floyd
110 (+1) in Essex
106 (+1) in Fairfax City
106 (+2) in King William
103 in Bristol
102 (+3) in Pulaski

As of Friday's update, 9,071 (+73 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,436 (+9) people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

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More women have been infected by the virus at 56,800 cases versus the 53,370 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 690 cases in the Commonwealth.

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 35 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for 19.8 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."

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,133 (+2)
Albemarle: 943 (+13)
Alleghany: 60 (+1)
Alexandria: 3,203 (+17)
Amelia: 91 (+2)
Amherst: 246 (+9)
Appomattox: 125 (+4)
Arlington: 3,334 (+24)
Augusta: 335 (+8)

Bath: 4
Bedford: 453 (+6)
Bland: 38
Bristol: 103
Botetourt: 224 (+3)
Brunswick: 261 (+2)
Buchanan: 93 (+5)
Buckingham: 631 (+2)
Buena Vista City: 70 (+2)

Campbell: 277 (+7)
Caroline: 240 (+5)
Carroll: 363 (+5)
Charles City: 60 (+2)
Charlotte: 59
Charlottesville: 575 (+5)
Chesapeake: 3,412 (+28)
Chesterfield: 4,772 (+25)
Clarke: 75
Colonial Heights: 212
Covington: 16 (+1)
Craig: 20
Culpeper: 1,060 (+5)
Cumberland: 89 (+3)

Danville: 522 (+16)
Dickenson: 55
Dinwiddie: 251 (+1)

Emporia: 204
Essex: 110 (+1)

Fairfax: 17,419 (+89)
Fairfax City: 106 (+1)
Falls Church: 64
Fauquier: 667 (+9)
Floyd: 120 (+2)
Fluvanna: 207 (+3)
Franklin City: 240 (+18)
Franklin County: 197
Frederick: 724 (+5)
Fredericksburg: 440 (+1)

Galax: 388
Giles: 34
Gloucester: 184 (+3)
Goochland: 177 (+2)
Grayson: 168 (+2)
Greene: 188 (+3
Greensville: 579 (+1)

Halifax: 178 (+2)
Hanover: 732 (+3)
Hampton: 1,417 (+29)
Harrisonburg: 1,119 (+4)
Henrico: 4,259 (+35)
Henry: 723 (+6)
Highland: 6
Hopewell: 309 (+7)

Isle of Wight: 463 (+11)

James City: 667 (+5)

King George: 180 (+3)
King and Queen: 45 (+1)
King William: 106 (+2)

Lancaster: 54 (+2)
Lee: 153
Lexington: 39 (+1)
Louisa: 225 (+2)
Loudoun: 5,647 (+33)
Lunenburg: 78 (+4)
Lynchburg: 803 (+14)

Madison: 83 (+5)
Manassas City: 1,740 (+6)
Manassas Park: 549 (+3)
Martinsville: 271 (+6)
Mathews: 23
Mecklenburg: 476 (+6)
Middlesex: 54
Montgomery: 353 (+12)

Nelson: 79 (+3)
New Kent: 138 (+1)
Newport News: 2,072 (+24)
Norfolk: 4,119 (+28)
Northampton: 303 (+2)
Northumberland: 81
Norton: 22
Nottoway: 184 (+1)

Orange: 243

Page: 357
Patrick: 193 (+3)
Petersburg: 575 (+11)
Pittsylvania: 611 (+8)
Poquoson: 53 (+3)
Portsmouth: 2,057 (+12)
Powhatan: 175(+3)
Prince Edward: 451 (+4)
Prince George: 481 (+6)
Prince William: 10,187 (+87)
Pulaski: 102 (+3)

Radford: 91 (+16)
Rappahannock: 48 (+1)
Richmond City: 3,502 (+22)
Richmond County: 326 (+1)
Roanoke City: 1,122 (+18)
Roanoke County: 542 (+12)
Rockbridge: 78 (-2)
Rockingham: 990 (+3)
Russell: 166

Salem: 183 (+7)
Scott: 136 (+3)
Shenandoah: 750 (+1)
Smyth: 203 (+11)
Spotsylvania: 1,673 (+11)
Southampton: 320 (+9)
Stafford: 1,570 (+14)
Staunton: 162
Suffolk: 1,503 (+20)
Surry: 56 (+3)
Sussex: 319

Tazewell: 148 (+3)

Virginia Beach: 5,623 (+61)

Warren: 378 (-2)
Washington: 301 (+4)
Waynesboro: 198 (+1)
Westmoreland: 219
Winchester: 428 (+1)
Williamsburg: 141 (+1)
Wise: 276 (+7)
Wythe: 133 (+2)

York: 419 (+6)

*NOTE: This data is provided from the Virginia Department of Health daily at 9 a.m. Officials said their cutoff for data is 5 p.m. the previous day. So your local health department may have issued an alert about a case before it is added to the statewide tally released the following day.

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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