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COVID-19 in Virginia: 7 new outbreaks reported Friday

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 17:56:18-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 1,150 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Friday. That means 7 new outbreaks were recorded since Thursday's reporting.

Data show 456 (+1 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 11,639 COVID-19 cases and 1,664 deaths. That is up 1 case, but down 6 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Two new outbreaks were reported in congregate settings. Four new outbreaks were reported in educational settings: 56 (+2) outbreaks in child care centers, 32 (+2) in colleges/universities and 32 (no change) in K-12 schools.

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

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The health department reported 1,183 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 21,926 tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 164,124. Of those cases, 25,544 (+175 from previous day) are associated with outbreaks.

The number of localities with COVID-19 cases that have topped 200 cases since March continue to climb in the Commonwealth:

22,460 (+120) in Fairfax County
13,451 (+61) in Prince William County
7,473 (+58) in Virginia Beach
7,454 (+37) in Loudoun County
6,568 (+22) in Chesterfield County
5,911 (+30) in Henrico County
5,145 (+23) in Norfolk
5,027 (+24) in Richmond
4,692 (+31) in Chesapeake
4,318 (+40) in Arlington
4,086 (+9) in Alexandria

3,008 (+35) in Newport News
2,904 (+22) in Harrisonburg
2,713 (+7) in Portsmouth
2,450 (+47) in Montgomery
2,306 (+8) in Spotsylvania
2,296 (+20) in Roanoke City
2,247 (+17) in Stafford
2,229 (+9) in Suffolk
2,018 (+14) in Hampton
2,006 (+2) in Manassas City

1,783 (+24) in Lynchburg
1,672 (+12) in Rockingham
1,507 (+12) in Hanover
1,499 (+18) in Charlottesville
1,466 (+14) in Albemarle
1,266 (+3) in Culpeper
1,230 (+10) in Henry
1,224 (+41) in Roanoke County
1,198 (+1) in Accomack
1,183 (-2) in Pittsylvania
1,094 (+4) in Danville
1,068 (+17) in Frederick
1,026 in Fauquier
1,035 (+21) in Bedford
1,000 (+3) in Prince George

910 (+1) in James City County
902 (+9) in Shenandoah
880 (+4) in Southampton
869 (+27) in Greensville
844 in Mecklenburg
840 (+2) in Petersburg
816 in Isle of Wight
807 (+17) in Radford
800 (+22) in Washington
719 (+1) in Buckingham
705 (+5) in Prince Edward
636 (+2) in Sussex
629 (+1) in Manassas Park
616 (+14) in Campbell
607 (+14) in Augusta
612 (+9) in York
608 (+11) in Franklin County

583 in Smyth
573 (+5) in Fredericksburg
549 (+7) in Winchester
547 (+12) in Carroll
517 (+10) in Amherst
514 in Warren
508 (+8) in Wise

469 (+4) in Hopewell
468 (+6) in Dinwiddie
465 (+1) in Franklin City
449 (+7) in Page
445 in Martinsville
441 in Halifax
427 in Galax
424 (+15) in Salem
405 (+2) in Fluvanna
402 in Brunswick

399 (+4) in Tazewell
395 (+5) in Caroline
395 (+9) in Russell
372 (+1) in Richmond County
367 (+4) in Orange
366 (+7) in Lee
358 (+2) in Louisa
352 (+4) in Waynesboro
348 (+2) in Grayson
347 (+5) in Botetourt
347 (+9) in Staunton
329 (+1) in Westmoreland
327 (+8) in Gloucester
322 (+6) in Nottoway
312 (+1) in Northampton
305 (-1) in Goochland
303 (+8) in Wythe

295 (-1) in Patrick
278 in Colonial Heights
272 (+1) in Emporia
268 (-1) in Powhatan
263 (+3) in Pulaski
262 (+5) in Appomattox
262 (+5) in King George
261 (+3) in Greene
259 (+2) in New Kent
248 (+8) in Scott
230 (+1) in Floyd
229 (+6) in Bristol
220 (+1) in Buchanan
206 in Northumberland
204 in Williamsburg

As of Friday's update, 11,780 (+76 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 3,408 (+20) 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 84,131 cases versus the 78,988 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 1,005 cases in the Commonwealth.

The coronavirus first most impacted people aged 50 to 69, which currently accounts for more than 23 percent of cases in Virginia.

However, people aged 30 to 49 now account for more nearly 33 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for nearly 21 percent of cases in the state.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,198 (+1)
Albemarle: 1,466 (+14)
Alleghany: 84 (+1)
Alexandria: 4,086 (+9)
Amelia: 138 (+5)
Amherst: 517 (+10)
Appomattox: 262 (+5)
Arlington: 4,318 (+40)
Augusta: 607 (+14)

Bath: 21 (+1)
Bedford: 1,035 (+21)
Bland: 64
Bristol: 229 (+6)
Botetourt: 347 (+5)
Brunswick: 402
Buchanan: 220 (+1)
Buckingham: 719 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 119 (+4)

Campbell: 616 (+14)
Caroline: 395 (+5)
Carroll: 547 (+12)
Charles City: 94 (+3)
Charlotte: 193 (+1)
Charlottesville: 1,499 (+18)
Chesapeake: 4,692 (+31)
Chesterfield: 6,568 (+22)
Clarke: 113 (-1)
Colonial Heights: 278
Covington: 33
Craig: 41 (+1)
Culpeper: 1,266 (+3)
Cumberland: 110

Danville: 1,094 (+4)
Dickenson: 119 (+1)
Dinwiddie: 468 (+6)

Emporia: 272 (+1)
Essex: 188

Fairfax: 22,460 (+120)
Fairfax City: 146 (+`1)
Falls Church: 75
Fauquier: 1,026
Floyd: 230 (+1)
Fluvanna: 405 (+2)
Franklin City: 465 (+1)
Franklin County: 608 (+11)
Frederick: 1,068 (+17)
Fredericksburg: 573 (+5)

Galax: 427
Giles: 110 (+1)
Gloucester: 327 (+8)
Goochland: 305 (-1)
Grayson: 348 (+2)
Greene: 261 (+3)
Greensville: 869 (+27)

Halifax: 441
Hanover: 1,507 (+12)
Hampton: 2,018 (+14)
Harrisonburg: 2,904 (+22)
Henrico: 5,911 (+30)
Henry: 1,230 (+10)
Highland: 9
Hopewell: 469 (+4)

Isle of Wight: 816

James City: 910 (+1)

King George: 262 (+5)
King and Queen: 83
King William: 187 (+4)

Lancaster: 171
Lee: 366 (+7)
Lexington: 199 (+1)
Louisa: 358 (+2)
Loudoun: 7,454 (+37)
Lunenburg: 140
Lynchburg: 1,783 (+24)

Madison: 122 (+4)
Manassas City: 2,006 (+2)
Manassas Park: 629 (+1)
Martinsville: 445
Mathews: 127
Mecklenburg: 844
Middlesex: 138 (+1)
Montgomery: 2,450 (+47)

Nelson: 125 (+1)
New Kent: 259 (+2)
Newport News: 3,008 (+35)
Norfolk: 5,145 (+23)
Northampton: 312 (+1)
Northumberland: 206
Norton: 44
Nottoway: 322 (+6)

Orange: 367 (+4)

Page: 449 (+7)
Patrick: 295 (-1)
Petersburg: 840 (+2)
Pittsylvania: 1,183 (-2)
Poquoson: 87 (+1)
Portsmouth: 2,713 (+7)
Powhatan: 268 (-1)
Prince Edward: 705 (+5)
Prince George: 1,000 (+3)
Prince William: 13,451 (+61)
Pulaski: 263 (+3)

Radford: 807 (+17)
Rappahannock: 65 (-1)
Richmond City: 5,027 (+24)
Richmond County: 372 (+1)
Roanoke City: 2,296 (+20)
Roanoke County: 1,224 (+41)
Rockbridge: 143 (+3)
Rockingham: 1,672 (+12)
Russell: 395 (+9)

Salem: 424 (+15)
Scott: 248 (+8)
Shenandoah: 902 (+9)
Smyth: 583
Spotsylvania: 2,306 (+8)
Southampton: 880 (+4)
Stafford: 2,247 (+17)
Staunton: 347 (+9)
Suffolk: 2,229 (+9)
Surry: 135 (+1)
Sussex: 636 (+2)

Tazewell: 399 (+4)

Virginia Beach: 7,473 (+58)

Warren: 514
Washington: 800 (+22)
Waynesboro: 352 (+4)
Westmoreland: 329 (+1)
Winchester: 549 (+7)
Williamsburg: 204
Wise: 508 (+8)
Wythe: 303 (+8)

York: 612 (+9)

*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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