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COVID-19 in Virginia: 13 new outbreaks reported Saturday, August 22

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 23:39:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 792 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Saturday. That means 13 new outbreaks were recorded since Friday's reporting.

Data show 370 (+2 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 9,020 COVID-19 cases and 1,321 deaths. That is up 25 cases and 2 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Six new outbreaks were also reported in congregate settings, two outbreaks were recorded in a healthcare settings and three outbreaks were reported in educational settings.

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

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The health department reported 1,212 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 17,231 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 112,072. Of those cases, 16,530 (+150 from previous day) are associated with outbreaks.

The number of localities with COVID-19 cases that have topped 100 cases since March continue to climb in the Commonwealth:

17,531 (+112) in Fairfax County
10,278 (+91) in Prince William County
5,684 (+37) in Loudoun County
5,668 (+45) in Virginia Beach
4,815 (+43) in Chesterfield County
4,294 (+35) in Henrico County
4,164 (+45) in Norfolk
3,548 (+46) in Richmond
3,462 (+50) in Chesapeake
3,357 (+23) in Arlington
3,238 (+35) in Alexandria

2,111 (+39) in Newport News
2,085 (+28) in Portsmouth
1,747 (+7) in Manassas City
1,691 (+18) in Spotsylvania
1,579 (+9) in Stafford
1,521 (+18) in Suffolk
1,437 (+20) in Hampton
1,135 (+2) in Accomack
1,124 (+5) in Harrisonburg
1,121 (-1) in Roanoke City
1,065 (+5) in Culpeper

997 (+7) in Rockingham
955 (+12) in Albemarle
824 (+21) in Lynchburg
756 (+6) in Shenandoah
741 (+18) in Henry
736 (+4) in Hanover
730 (+6) in Frederick
694 (+27) in James City County
678 (+11) in Fauquier
634 (3+) in Buckingham
625 (+14) in Pittsylvania
617 (+38) in Greensville

584 (+9) in Charlottesville
576 (+1) in Petersburg
551 (+2) in Manassas Park
551 (+9) in Roanoke County
535 (+13) in Danville
485 (+4) in Prince George
478 (+2) in Mecklenburg
473 (+10) in Isle of Wight
467 (+14) in Bedford
466 (+15) in Prince Edward
447 (+7) in Fredericksburg
428 in Winchester
423 (+4) in York

390 (+2) in Galax
381 (+3) in Warren
372 (+9) in Carroll
362 (+9) in Montgomery
357 in Page
341 (+6) in Augusta
326 (+6) in Southampton
323 (-3) in Richmond County
322 (+3) in Sussex
314 (+5) in Hopewell
306 (+5) in Washington
303 in Northampton

289 (+12) in Campbell
279 (+3) in Wise
276 (+5) in Martinsville
263 (+2) in Brunswick
260 (+9) in Dinwiddie
255 (+15) in Franklin City
253 (+7) in Amherst
244 (+1) in Orange
243 (+3) in Caroline
230 (+5) in Louisa
226 (+2) in Botetourt
219 in Westmoreland
213 (+1) in Colonial Heights
213 (+10) in Smyth
208 (+1) in Fluvanna
207 (+3) in Emporia
206 (+8) in Waynesboro

198 (+1) in Franklin County
195 (+2) in Patrick
189 (+1) in Greene
187 (+3) in Gloucester
186 (+3) in Salem
184 (+4) in King George
184 (+6) in Halifax
184 in Nottoway
178 (+1) in Goochland
178 (+3) in Powhatan
169 (+1) in Grayson
169 (+21) in Tazewell
167 (+1) in Russell
164 (+2) in Staunton

156 (+3) in Lee
141 in Williamsburg
139 (+1) in New Kent
137 (+4) in Wythe
136 in Scott
130 (+5) in Appomattox
121 (+1) in Floyd
112 (+2) in Essex
107 (+16) in Radford
106 in Fairfax City
106 in King William
105 (+2) in Bristol
104 (+2) in Pulaski

As of Saturday's update, 9,139 (+68 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,443 (+7) 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 57,931 cases versus the 53,982 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 699 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 35 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for 19.8 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: 1,135 (+2)
Albemarle: 955 (+12)
Alleghany: 61 (+1)
Alexandria: 3,238 (+35)
Amelia: 92 (+1)
Amherst: 253 (+7)
Appomattox: 130 (+5)
Arlington: 3,357 (+23)
Augusta: 341 (+6)

Bath: 4
Bedford: 467 (+14)
Bland: 38
Bristol: 105 (+2)
Botetourt: 226 (+2)
Brunswick: 263 (+2)
Buchanan: 93
Buckingham: 634 (3+)
Buena Vista City: 70

Campbell: 289 (+12)
Caroline: 243 (+3)
Carroll: 372 (+9)
Charles City: 61 (+1)
Charlotte: 59
Charlottesville: 584 (+9)
Chesapeake: 3,462 (+50)
Chesterfield: 4,815 (+43)
Clarke: 75
Colonial Heights: 213 (+1)
Covington: 19 (+3)
Craig: 22 (+2)
Culpeper: 1,065 (+5)
Cumberland: 92 (+3)

Danville: 535 (+13)
Dickenson: 55
Dinwiddie: 260 (+9)

Emporia: 207 (+3)
Essex: 112 (+2)

Fairfax: 17,531 (+112)
Fairfax City: 106
Falls Church: 64
Fauquier: 678 (+11)
Floyd: 121 (+1)
Fluvanna: 208 (+1)
Franklin City: 255 (+15)
Franklin County: 198 (+1)
Frederick: 730 (+6)
Fredericksburg: 447 (+7)

Galax: 390 (+2)
Giles: 35 (+1)
Gloucester: 187 (+3)
Goochland: 178 (+1)
Grayson: 1689 (+1)
Greene: 189 (+1)
Greensville: 617 (+38)

Halifax: 184 (+6)
Hanover: 736 (+4)
Hampton: 1,437 (+20)
Harrisonburg: 1,124 (+5)
Henrico: 4,294 (+35)
Henry: 741 (+18)
Highland: 6
Hopewell: 314 (+5)

Isle of Wight: 473 (+10)

James City: 694 (+27)

King George: 184 (+4)
King and Queen: 46 (+1)
King William: 106

Lancaster: 56 (+2)
Lee: 156 (+3)
Lexington: 41 (+2)
Louisa: 230 (+5)
Loudoun: 5,684 (+37)
Lunenburg: 81 (+3)
Lynchburg: 824 (+21)

Madison: 84 (+1)
Manassas City: 1,747 (+7)
Manassas Park: 551 (+2)
Martinsville: 276 (+5)
Mathews: 23
Mecklenburg: 478 (+2)
Middlesex: 54
Montgomery: 362 (+9)

Nelson: 81 (+2)
New Kent: 139 (+1)
Newport News: 2,111 (+39)
Norfolk: 4,164 (+45)
Northampton: 303
Northumberland: 82 (+1)
Norton: 22
Nottoway: 184

Orange: 244 (+1)

Page: 357
Patrick: 195 (+2)
Petersburg: 576 (+1)
Pittsylvania: 625 (+14)
Poquoson: 53
Portsmouth: 2,085 (+28)
Powhatan: 178 (+3)
Prince Edward: 466 (+15)
Prince George: 485 (+4)
Prince William: 10,278 (+91)
Pulaski: 104 (+2)

Radford: 107 (+16)
Rappahannock: 48
Richmond City: 3,548 (+46)
Richmond County: 323 (-3)
Roanoke City: 1,121 (-1)
Roanoke County: 551 (+9)
Rockbridge: 79 (+1)
Rockingham: 997 (+7)
Russell: 167 (+1)

Salem: 186 (+3)
Scott: 136
Shenandoah: 756 (+6)
Smyth: 213 (+10)
Spotsylvania: 1,691 (+18)
Southampton: 326 (+6)
Stafford: 1,579 (+9)
Staunton: 164 (+2)
Suffolk: 1,521 (+18)
Surry: 57 (+1)
Sussex: 322 (+3)

Tazewell: 169 (+21)

Virginia Beach: 5,668 (+45)

Warren: 381 (+3)
Washington: 306 (+5)
Waynesboro: 206 (+8)
Westmoreland: 219
Winchester: 428
Williamsburg: 141
Wise: 279 (+3)
Wythe: 137 (+4)

York: 423 (+4)

*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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