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COVID-19 in Virginia: 10 new outbreaks reported Saturday, August 15

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 18:28:49-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 738 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Saturday. That means 10 new outbreaks were recorded since Friday's reporting.

Data show 351 (+8 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 8,755 COVID-19 cases and 1,297 deaths. That is up 81 cases and 3 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Outbreaks were also reported at a correctional facility and in a in 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 912 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 17,706 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 105,750. Of those cases, 15,770 (+87 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:

16,882 (+66) in Fairfax County
9,824 (+51) in Prince William County
5,482 (+41) in Loudoun County
5,322 (+95) in Virginia Beach
4,596 (+54) in Chesterfield County
4,068 (+26) in Henrico County
3,944 (+49) in Norfolk
3,339 (+31) in Richmond
3,197 (+39) in Chesapeake
3,196 (+20) in Arlington
3,082 (+32) in Alexandria

1,964 (+12) in Portsmouth
1,960 (+24) in Newport News
1,696 (+17) in Manassas City
1,598 (+17) in Spotsylvania
1,480 (+20) in Stafford
1,401 (+22) in Suffolk
1,321 (+12) in Hampton
1,120 (+4) in Accomack
1,093 (+5) in Harrisonburg
1,056 (+5) in Roanoke City
1,033 (+4) in Culpeper

968 (+4) in Rockingham
890 (+7) in Albemarle
736 (+4) in Shenandoah
719 (+16) in Lynchburg
695 (+5) in Hanover
698 (+8) in Frederick
672 (+12) in Henry
637 (+5) in James City County
632 (+5) in Fauquier
616 (+3) in Buckingham

569 in Greensville
560 (+7) in Pittsylvania
558 (+3) in Charlottesville
537 (+6) in Petersburg
530 in Manassas Park
515 (+2) in Roanoke County
458 (+4) in Mecklenburg
454 (+11) in Prince George
451 (+10) in Danville
447 (+11) in Prince Edward
429 (+5) in Isle of Wight
426 (+2) in Fredericksburg
416 (+4) in Winchester
400 (+6) in York

397 (+13) in Bedford
367 (+1) in Warren
353 in Galax
352 (+1) in Page
340 (+1) in Carroll
323 (+1) in Richmond County
321 (+6) in Montgomery
316 (+1) in Sussex
306 (+6) in Augusta
301 (+8) in Southampton

298 in Northampton
286 (+4) in Hopewell
261 (+11) in Washington
247 in Brunswick
244 (+7) in Campbell
240 (+2) in Martinsville
233 in Orange
232 (+5) in Dinwiddie
229 (+21) in Wise
224 (+1) in Caroline
220 (+1) in Botetourt
216 (+1) in Westmoreland
206 (+4) in Amherst
205 (+1) in Colonial Heights
205 in Franklin City
203 (+5) in Louisa
201 (+2) in Fluvanna

188 (+5) in Emporia
187 (+2) in Waynesboro
183 in Nottoway
182 (+3) in Franklin County
176 (+3) in Greene
176 (+2) in Patrick
175 (+2) in Gloucester
171 (+1) in Goochland
167 (+3) in Halifax
165 in Salem
164 (+3) in Grayson
164 (+4) in King George
164 (+4) in Smyth
161 (+2) in Powhatan

158 (+2) in Staunton
145 (+5) in Russell
144 (+4) in Lee
134 (+1) in New Kent
133 (+1) in Williamsburg
130 (+3) in Tazewell
125 (+3) in Wythe
114 (+2) in Scott
111 in Floyd
108 in Essex
102 (+4) in Appomattox
101 (+1) in King William

As of Saturday's update, 8,701 (+51 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,381 (+11) 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 54,125 cases versus the 50,970 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 655 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 36 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for 19.7 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: 1,120 (+4)
Albemarle: 890 (+7)
Alleghany: 59 (-3)
Alexandria: 3,082 (+32)
Amelia: 83
Amherst: 206 (+4)
Appomattox: 102 (+4)
Arlington: 3,196 (+20)
Augusta: 306 (+6)

Bath: 4
Bedford: 397 (+13)
Bland: 30
Bristol: 92 (+1)
Botetourt: 220 (+1)
Brunswick: 247
Buchanan: 83
Buckingham: 616 (+3)
Buena Vista City: 64

Campbell: 244 (+7)
Caroline: 224 (+1)
Carroll: 340 (+1)
Charles City: 54 (+1)
Charlotte: 57 (+1)
Charlottesville: 558 (+3)
Chesapeake: 3,197 (+39)
Chesterfield: 4,596 (+54)
Clarke: 73
Colonial Heights: 205 (+1)
Covington: 13
Craig: 19
Culpeper: 1,033 (+4)
Cumberland: 80 (+1)

Danville: 451 (+10)
Dickenson: 52 (+3)
Dinwiddie: 232 (+5)

Emporia: 188 (+5)
Essex: 108

Fairfax: 16,882 (+66)
Fairfax City: 98 (+5)
Falls Church: 62 (-1)
Fauquier: 632 (+5)
Floyd: 111
Fluvanna: 201 (+2)
Franklin City: 205
Franklin County: 182 (+3)
Frederick: 698 (+8)
Fredericksburg: 426 (+2)

Galax: 353
Giles: 29
Gloucester: 175 (+2)
Goochland: 171 (+1)
Grayson: 164 (+3)
Greene: 176 (+3)
Greensville: 569

Halifax: 167 (+3)
Hanover: 695 (+5)
Hampton: 1,321 (+12)
Harrisonburg: 1,093 (+5)
Henrico: 4,068 (+26)
Henry: 672 (+12
Highland: 6
Hopewell: 286 (+4)

Isle of Wight: 429 (+5)

James City: 637 (+5)

King George: 164 (+4)
King and Queen: 42
King William: 101 (+1)

Lancaster: 49 (+4)
Lee: 144 (+4)
Lexington: 35
Louisa: 203 (+5)
Loudoun: 5,482 (+41)
Lunenburg: 67 (+1)
Lynchburg: 719 (+16)

Madison: 72 (-1)
Manassas City: 1,696 (+17)
Manassas Park: 530
Martinsville: 240 (+2)
Mathews: 23 (+2)
Mecklenburg: 458 (+4)
Middlesex: 51 (+1)
Montgomery: 321 (+6)

Nelson: 61 (+2)
New Kent: 134 (+1)
Newport News: 1,960 (+24)
Norfolk: 3,944 (+49)
Northampton: 298
Northumberland: 79
Norton: 23 (+1)
Nottoway: 183

Orange: 233

Page: 352 (+1)
Patrick: 176 (+2)
Petersburg: 537 (+6)
Pittsylvania: 560 (+7)
Poquoson: 45 (+1)
Portsmouth: 1,964 (+12)
Powhatan: 161 (+2)
Prince Edward: 447 (+11)
Prince George: 454 (+11)
Prince William: 9,824 (+51)
Pulaski: 91 (+1)

Radford: 65 (+2)
Rappahannock: 45
Richmond City: 3,339 (+31)
Richmond County: 323 (+1)
Roanoke City: 1,056 (+5)
Roanoke County: 515 (+2)
Rockbridge: 75 (+3)
Rockingham: 968 (+4)
Russell: 145 (+5)

Salem: 165
Scott: 114 (+2)
Shenandoah: 736 (+4)
Smyth: 164 (+4)
Spotsylvania: 1,598 (+17)
Southampton: 301 (+8)
Stafford: 1,480 (+20)
Staunton: 158 (+2)
Suffolk: 1,401 (+22)
Surry: 51
Sussex: 316 (+1)

Tazewell: 130 (+3)

Virginia Beach: 5,322 (+95)

Warren: 367 (+1)
Washington: 261 (+11)
Waynesboro: 187 (+2)
Westmoreland: 216 (+1)
Winchester: 416 (+4)
Williamsburg: 133 (+1)
Wise: 229 (+21)
Wythe: 125 (+3)

York: 400 (+6)

*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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