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COVID-19 in Virginia: 12 new outbreaks reported Saturday

Posted at 8:30 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 20:30:03-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 188 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Saturday.

That is an increase of 12 outbreaks since Friday's report. Data shows 104 (+6 from yesterday) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 1,095 COVID-19 cases and 86 deaths as of Saturday. That is up 86 cases and six deaths from the previous day's report.

The health department reported 772 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 3,163 people tested since Friday's update. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 12,336.

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

2,745 (+211) in Fairfax County
1,184 (+74) in Prince William County
764 (+42) in Arlington County
764 (+35) in Henrico County
575 (+28) in Alexandria
564 (+35) in Loudon County
440 (+17 in Chesterfield County
370 (+15) in Harrisonburg
335 (+4) in Virginia Beach
287 (+20) in Richmond
200 (+3) in Chesapeake
198 (+5) in Stafford
184 (+8) in Rockingham
169 (+28) in Norfolk
154 (+17) Manassas City
151 (+1) in James City County
146 (+46) in Accomack
141 (+3) in Suffolk
109 (+2) in Newport News
103 (+3) in Hanover
103 (+3) in Portsmouth
101 (+2) in Hampton
101 (+4) in Spotsylvania

As of Saturday's update, 1,942 people had been hospitalized and 436 people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

The coronavirus has most impacted people aged 50 to 69 as that group accounts for nearly 34 percent of cases, data reveals.

"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 12 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 6,004 cases versus the 5,497 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 93 cases in the Commonwealth.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 146 (+46)
Albemarle: 73 (+1)
Alleghany: 5
Alexandria: 575 (+28)
Appomattox: 12
Arlington: 764 (+42)
Amelia: 15
Amherst: 9
Augusta: 36 (+2)

Bedford: 24 (+1)
Bristol: 1
Botetourt: 27
Brunswick: 14
Buchanan: 13 (+1)
Buckingham: 34 (+3)
Buena Vista City: 5

Campbell: 10
Caroline: 21
Carroll: 3
Charles City: 12
Charlotte: 7 (-1)
Charlottesville: 48 (+3)
Chesapeake: 200 (+3)
Chesterfield: 440 (+17)
Clarke: 7
Colonial Heights: 43 (+2)
Covington: 1
Craig: 2
Culpeper: 95 (+5)
Cumberland: 10

Danville: 32 (+1)
Dinwiddie: 12

Emporia: 18
Essex: 4 (+1)

Fairfax: 2,745 (+211)
Fairfax City: 26
Falls Church: 26 (+2)
Fauquier: 80 (+7)
Floyd: 1
Fluvanna: 72
Franklin City: 16 (+1)
Franklin County: 19 (+2)
Frederick: 93 (+6)
Fredericksburg: 23 (+2)

Galax: 1
Giles: 4
Gloucester: 22 (+1)
Goochland: 69
Greene: 10
Greensville: 30

Halifax: 16
Hanover: 103 (+3)
Hampton: 101 (+2)
Harrisonburg: 370 (+15)
Henrico: 764 (+35)
Henry: 13 (+1)
Highland: 1
Hopewell: 21 (+2)

Isle of Wight: 91

James City: 151 (+1)

King George: 25 (+2)
King and Queen: 2
King William: 5 (+2)

Lancaster: 1
Lexington: 3
Lee: 8
Louisa: 39 (+1)
Loudoun: 564 (+35)
Lunenburg: 4 (+1)
Lynchburg: 48

Madison: 14
Manassas City: 154 (+17)
Manassas Park: 44 (+6)
Mathews: 4 (+1)
Mecklenburg: 85 (+11)
Middlesex: 4 (+1)
Montgomery: 51 (+1)

Nelson: 7
New Kent: 20
Newport News: 109 (+2)
Norfolk: 169 (+28)
Northampton: 20 (+5)
Northumberland: 8 (+2)
Norton: 2
Nottoway: 11 (+1)

Orange: 25 (+3)

Page: 82 (+52)
Patrick: 2
Petersburg: 27
Pittsylvania: 11
Poquoson: 6
Portsmouth: 103 (+3)
Powhatan: 11 (+2)
Prince Edward: 37 (+3)
Prince George: 30 (+1)
Prince William: 1,184 (+74)
Pulaski: 10

Radford: 3 (+1)
Rappahannock: 2 (+1)
Richmond City: 287 (+20)
Richmond County: 79 (+13)
Roanoke City: 33
Roanoke County: 39
Rockbridge: 5
Rockingham: 184 (+8)
Russell: 3 (+1)

Salem: 8
Scott: 5
Shenandoah: 72 (+7)
Smyth: 13
Spotsylvania: 101 (+4)
Southampton: 75
Stafford: 198 (+5)
Staunton: 10
Suffolk: 141 (+3)
Surry: 4
Sussex: 28

Tazewell: 4

Virginia Beach: 335 (+4)

Warren: 42 (+6)
Washington: 30
Waynesboro: 10
Westmoreland: 17 (+3)
Winchester: 33 (+2)
Williamsburg: 15 (+1)
Wise: 20
Wythe: 11

York: 44 (+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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