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COVID-19 in Virginia: 10 new outbreaks reported Friday, July 31

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Posted at 9:03 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 11:12:20-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 645 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Friday. That means ten new addition outbreaks since Thursday's reporting.

Data show 317 (+1 change from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 8,062 COVID-19 cases and 1,231 deaths. That is up 59 cases and 13 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Eight new outbreaks were reported in congregate settings and one new outbreak was reported 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 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. Of those cases, 14,290 (+117 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:

15,616 (+10) in Fairfax County
8,838 (+54) in Prince William County
4,995 (+10) in Loudon County
4,055 (+76) in Virginia Beach
3,937 (+60) in Chesterfield County
3,541 (+32) in Henrico County
3,180 (+100) in Norfolk
2,897 (+23) in Arlington
2,893 (+36) in Richmond
2,798 (+19) in Alexandria
2,450 (+59) in Chesapeake

1,604 (+8) in Manassas City
1,573 (+29) in Newport News
1,462 (+45) in Portsmouth
1,305 (+14) in Spotsylvania
1,243 (+6) in Stafford
1,074 in Accomack
1,039 (+2) in Harrisonburg
1,034 (+33) in Suffolk
1,007 (+34) in Hampton

942 (+4) in Culpeper
890 (+7) in Rockingham
814 (+9) in Roanoke City
735 (+2) in Albemarle
667 (+2) in Shenandoah
651 (+2) in Frederick
593 (+1) in Buckingham
584 (+1) in Hanover
571 in Fauquier
538 (+7) in James City County

497 (+2) in Manassas Park
477 (+10) in Henry
466 (+15) in Charlottesville
442 (+16) in Petersburg
430 (+5) in Roanoke County
429 (+33) in Lynchburg
417 (+2) in Greensville
391 (+1) in Winchester
348 (+3) in Fredericksburg
348 (+3) in Warren
330 (-1) in Page
331 (+2) in Galax
329 (+1) in Prince George
325 (+2) in Isle of Wight
323 (+23) in Prince Edward
317 (+1) in Richmond County
316 (+7) in Pittsylvania
307 (+2) in Carroll
303 in Mecklenburg
301 (+8) in York
300 (+9) in Danville

292 in Northampton
286 (+25) in Bedford
276 in Sussex
273 (+9) in Montgomery
254 (+1) in Hopewell
249 (+3) in Augusta
234 (+5) in Southampton
207 (+2) in Orange

197 in Brunswick
197 (+1) in Dinwiddie
193 in Westmoreland
185 (+2) in Botetourt
183 (+4) in Caroline
178 (+1) in Colonial Heights
173 (+3) in Fluvanna
172 (+3) in Nottoway
170 (+6) in Washington
166 (+1) in Waynesboro
165 in Louisa
163 in Emporia
159 in Martinsville
151 (+1) in Franklin County

150 (+1) in Goochland
144 (+12) in Campbell
141 (+1) in Gloucester
140 in Staunton
134 in Greene
131 (+2) in Salem
130 in Halifax
128 (+4) in Grayson
122 (+1) in King George
122 (+2) in Powhatan
119 (+2) in Franklin City
115 (+2) in New Kent
108 (+2) in Patrick
107 (+5) in Smyth
107 (+1) in Williamsburg
105 (+4) in Amherst
100 (+2) in Wythe

As of Friday's update, 7,886 (+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 VDH data.

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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.

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."

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)

*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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