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COVID-19 in Virginia: 4 new outbreaks reported Friday, May 15

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Posted at 10:26 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 10:33:38-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 287 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Friday. That is an increase of four outbreaks since Thursday's report.

Data shows 167 (+3 from yesterday) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 3,947 COVID-19 cases and 570 deaths as of Thursday. That is up 115 cases and 12 deaths from the previous day's report.

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The health department reported 859 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 10,131 total tests processed since Thursday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 28,672.

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

7,159 (+208) in Fairfax County
3,421 (+70) in Prince William County
1,534 (+35) in Arlington
1,396 (+47) in Alexandria
1,374 (+35) in Loudon County
1,198 (+24) in Henrico County
946 (+37) in Chesterfield County
665 (+54) in Richmond
648 (+55) in Accomack
620 (+5) in Harrisonburg
535 (+7) in Virginia Beach
553 (+38) in Manassas City
442 (+16) in Stafford
388 (+7) in Rockingham
379 (+17) in Chesapeake
366 (+18) in Buckingham
349 (+11) in Norfolk
343 (+14) in Culpeper
291 (+9) in Spotsylvania
285 (+7) in Shenandoah
255 (+34) in Suffolk
219 (+2) in Portsmouth
208 (+10) in Hanover
205 (+5) in Fauquier
201 (-2) in Richmond County
195 (+4) in Frederick
193 (+9) in Northampton
184 (+5) in Newport News
179 (+5) in James City County
176 (+6) n Manassas Park
158 (+2) in Hampton
152 (+6) in Mecklenburg
145 (+2) in Page
135 (+1) in Southampton
133 (+3) in Albemarle
120 in Roanoke City
115 (+1) in Isle of Wight

As of Friday's update, 3,657 people had been hospitalized and 977 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 29 percent of cases, data shows.

"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 14.5 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 14,364 cases versus the 14,124 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 184 cases in the Commonwealth.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 648 (+55)
Albemarle: 133 (+3)
Alleghany: 6
Alexandria: 1,396 (+47)
Amelia: 17
Amherst: 22 (+1)
Appomattox: 23 (+1)
Arlington: 1,534 (+35)
Augusta: 74 (+4)

Bedford: 40
Bristol: 3
Botetourt: 30
Brunswick: 20
Buchanan: 16
Buckingham: 366 (+18)
Buena Vista City: 8

Campbell: 13
Caroline: 42 (+1)
Carroll: 42 (+2)
Charles City: 22 (+1)
Charlotte: 11
Charlottesville: 71 (+3)
Chesapeake: 379 (+17)
Chesterfield: 946 (+37)
Clarke: 17 (+1)
Colonial Heights: 74 (+1)
Covington: 2
Craig: 4
Culpeper: 343 (+14)
Cumberland: 18

Danville: 43
Dinwiddie: 36 (+3)

Emporia: 50
Essex: 30 (+1)

Fairfax: 7,159 (+208)
Fairfax City: 46 (+1)
Falls Church: 40 (+1)
Fauquier: 205 (+5)
Floyd: 4
Fluvanna: 79
Franklin City: 27 (+1)
Franklin County: 30
Frederick: 195 (+4)
Fredericksburg: 82 (+2)

Galax: 66 (+1)
Giles: 5
Gloucester: 28
Goochland: 86
Grayson: 19 (+1)
Greene: 16
Greensville: 50 (+1)

Halifax: 27
Hanover: 208 (+10)
Hampton: 158 (+2)
Harrisonburg: 620 (+5)
Henrico: 1,198 (+24)
Henry: 30 (+2)
Highland: 2
Hopewell: 49 (+1)

Isle of Wight: 115 (+1)

James City: 179 (+5)

King George: 45 (+1)
King and Queen: 7
King William: 13 (+1)

Lancaster: 7
Lee: 10
Lexington: 5
Louisa: 59
Loudoun: 1,374 (+35)
Lunenburg: 7 (+1)
Lynchburg: 73

Madison: 23
Manassas City: 553 (+38)
Manassas Park: 176 (+6)
Martinsville: 3
Mathews: 5
Mecklenburg: 152 (+6)
Middlesex: 11
Montgomery: 66

Nelson: 12
New Kent: 26 (-2)
Newport News: 184 (+5)
Norfolk: 349 (+11)
Northampton: 193 (+9)
Northumberland: 15
Norton: 2
Nottoway: 16 (+2)

Orange: 51 (+1)

Page: 145 (+2)
Patrick: 6
Petersburg: 58 (+1)
Pittsylvania: 18 (+1)
Poquoson: 7
Portsmouth: 219 (+2)
Powhatan: 23
Prince Edward: 72
Prince George: 49 (+1)
Prince William: 3,421 (+70)
Pulaski: 10

Radford: 3
Rappahannock: 11 (+1)
Richmond City: 665 (+54)
Richmond County: 201 (-2)
Roanoke City: 120
Roanoke County: 83
Rockbridge: 10 (-1)
Rockingham: 388 (+7)
Russell: 6

Salem: 32
Scott: 7
Shenandoah: 285 (+7)
Smyth: 15
Spotsylvania: 291 (+9)
Southampton: 135 (+1)
Stafford: 442 (+16)
Staunton: 34 (+11)
Suffolk: 255 (+34)
Surry: 6
Sussex: 67 (+14)

Tazewell: 6

Virginia Beach: 535 (+7)

Warren: 94 (+2)
Washington: 49
Waynesboro: 22 (+1)
Westmoreland: 42
Winchester: 79 (+4)
Williamsburg: 42
Wise: 23
Wythe: 15

York: 62 (+1)

*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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