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COVID-19 in Virginia: 7 new outbreaks reported Friday, July 3

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 13:03:35-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 472 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Friday. That is an increase of seven outbreaks since Thursday's reporting.

Data show 248 (+6 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 7,036 COVID-19 cases and 1,127 deaths. That is up 147 cases and 28 additional deaths from the previous day's report.

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The health department reported 658 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 15,549 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 64,393.

The number of COVID-19 cases associated with "distinct clusters" of local transmission of the virus continues to climb in the Commonwealth:

13,965 (+79) in Fairfax County
7,442 (+52) in Prince William County
4,113 (+30) in Loudon County
2,974 (+35) in Chesterfield County
2,629 (+14) in Henrico County
2,500 (+4) in Arlington
2,338 (+11) in Alexandria
2,248 (+21) in Richmond
1,430 (+13) in Manassas City
1,254 (+29) in Virginia Beach
1,042 in Accomack
1,010 (+9) in Spotsylvania
1,000 (+13) in Norfolk
998 (-2) in Stafford
972 (+13) in Chesapeake
957 (+16) in Harrisonburg
814 (+2) in Culpeper
739 (+9) in Rockingham
584 (+2) in Shenandoah
566 (+6) in Buckingham
549 (+8) in Newport News
526 (+13) in Portsmouth
517 (+5) in Frederick
465 (+29) in Roanoke City
442 (+7) in Hanover
441(+16) in Suffolk
434 (+3) in Manassas Park
427 (+6) in Fauquier
420 (+8) in Albemarle
366 in Greensville
354 (+15) in Hampton
330 in Winchester
298 in Richmond County
294 (+2) in Warren
281 (+3) in Page
280 (+7) in Henry
274 (+14) in Roanoke County
271 in Northampton
270 (+2) in James City County
263 (+2) in Galax
256 (+7) in Petersburg
254 (+4) in Fredericksburg
248 (+2) in Mecklenburg
243 (+5) in Prince George
225 (+1) in Carroll
220 (+2) in Charlottesville
213 (+19) in Prince Edward
208 (+3) in Sussex
190 (+3) in Augusta
186 (+5) in Isle of Wight
184 (+2) in Hopewell
162 (+2) in Southampton
159 (+13) in Lynchburg
154 (+5) in Montgomery
152 in Orange
148 (+5) in Dinwiddie
145 in Colonial Heights
141 (+1) in Emporia
133 (+8) in Botetourt
132 (+9) in Pittsylvania
131 (+6) in Bedford
128 in Caroline
126 (+5) in Goochland
120 (+4) in York
119 in Louisa
116 (+2) in Fluvanna
114 (+2) in Nottoway
108 in Westmoreland
107 in Brunswick

As of Friday's update, 6,382 people had been hospitalized and 1,845 people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

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The coronavirus has most impacted people aged 50 to 69 as that group accounts for more than 25 percent of cases, data show.

"But we're also seeing cases in people in their 20s," Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam previously said.

In fact, Northam said that group accounts for more than 17 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, "Northam said. "So take this seriously and please stay home."

More women have been infected by the virus at 32,338 cases versus the 31,623 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 432 cases in the Commonwealth.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,042
Albemarle: 420 (+8)
Alleghany: 34 (+1)
Alexandria: 2,338 (+11)
Amelia: 45 (+1)
Amherst: 37 (+1)
Appomattox: 43 (+2)
Arlington: 2,500 (+4)
Augusta: 190 (+3)

Bedford: 131 (+6)
Bland: 2
Bristol: 5 (+1)
Botetourt: 133 (+8)
Brunswick: 107
Buchanan: 31
Buckingham: 566 (+6)
Buena Vista City: 16

Campbell: 48 (+3)
Caroline: 128
Carroll: 225 (+1)
Charles City: 41 (+2)
Charlotte: 33 (+1)
Charlottesville: 220 (+2)
Chesapeake: 972 (+13)
Chesterfield: 2,974 (+35)
Clarke: 54
Colonial Heights: 145
Covington: 5
Craig: 7
Culpeper: 814 (+2)
Cumberland: 57 (+5)

Danville: 91 (+2)
Dickenson: 5
Dinwiddie: 148 (+5)

Emporia: 141 (+1)
Essex: 59

Fairfax: 13,965 (+79)
Fairfax City: 70 (-1)
Falls Church: 54 (+1)
Fauquier: 427 (+6)
Floyd: 19 (+1)
Fluvanna: 116 (+2)
Franklin City: 52 (+1)
Franklin County: 92
Frederick: 517 (+5)
Fredericksburg: 254 (+4)

Galax: 263 (+2)
Giles: 17
Gloucester: 49
Goochland: 126 (+5)
Grayson: 87
Greene: 67
Greensville: 366

Halifax: 59 (+2)
Hanover: 442 (+7)
Hampton: 354 (+15)
Harrisonburg: 957 (+16)
Henrico: 2,629 (+14)
Henry: 280 (+7)
Highland: 3
Hopewell: 184 (+2)

Isle of Wight: 186 (+5)

James City: 270 (+2)

King George: 99
King and Queen: 24
King William: 42

Lancaster: 11
Lee: 12
Lexington: 11
Louisa: 119
Loudoun: 4,113 (+30)
Lunenburg: 37 (+1)
Lynchburg: 159 (+13)

Madison: 43
Manassas City: 1,430 (+13)
Manassas Park: 434 (+3)
Martinsville: 81 (+1)
Mathews: 6
Mecklenburg: 248 (+2)
Middlesex: 15
Montgomery: 154 (+5)

Nelson: 18
New Kent: 60 (+3)
Newport News: 549 (+8)
Norfolk: 1,000 (+13)
Northampton: 271
Northumberland: 36 (-1)
Norton: 4
Nottoway: 114 (+2)

Orange: 152

Page: 281 (+3)
Patrick: 48 (+1)
Petersburg: 256 (+7)
Pittsylvania: 132 (+9)
Poquoson: 19
Portsmouth: 526 (+13)
Powhatan: 84 (+2)
Prince Edward: 213 (+19)
Prince George: 243 (+5)
Prince William: 7,442 (+52)
Pulaski: 48 (+2)

Radford: 14 (+1)
Rappahannock: 21 (+1)
Richmond City: 2,248 (+21)
Richmond County: 298
Roanoke City: 465 (+29)
Roanoke County: 274 (+14)
Rockbridge: 32
Rockingham: 739 (+9)
Russell: 13

Salem: 78 (+8)
Scott: 10
Shenandoah: 584 (+2)
Smyth: 42 (+2)
Spotsylvania: 1,010 (+9)
Southampton: 162 (+2)
Stafford: 998 (-2)
Staunton: 74
Suffolk: 441(+16)
Surry: 16
Sussex: 208 (+3)

Tazewell: 16

Virginia Beach: 1,254 (+29)

Warren: 294 (+2)
Washington: 65
Waynesboro: 89 (+3)
Westmoreland: 108
Winchester: 330
Williamsburg: 61
Wise: 29 (+1)
Wythe: 54 (+1)

York: 120 (+4)

*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.

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  2. Avoid non-essential travel.

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