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COVID-19 in Virginia: 4 new outbreaks reported Saturday, July 18

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 18, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 563 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Saturday. That means four new outbreaks were reported since Friday's reporting.

Data show 288 (+2 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 7,531 COVID-19 cases and 1,192 deaths. That is up 55 cases and 7 additional deaths from the previous day's report.

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

The health department reported 940 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 14,418 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 76,373.

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

14,798 (+67) in Fairfax County
8,104 (+70) in Prince William County
4,596 (+20) in Loudon County
3,427 (+25) in Chesterfield County
3,005 (+18) in Henrico County
2,726 (+22) in Arlington
2,541 (+20) in Richmond
2,540 (+17) in Alexandria
2,464 (+68) in Virginia Beach
2,134 (+114) in Norfolk

1,612 (+52) in Chesapeake
1,521 (+10) in Manassas City
1,136 (+12) in Spotsylvania
1,112 (+11) in Stafford
1,051 (+3) in Accomack
1,029 (+45) in Newport News
1,004 (+3) in Harrisonburg

925 (+53) in Portsmouth
890 (+5) in Culpeper
818 (+4) in Rockingham
701 (+25) in Suffolk
645 (+20) in Hampton
644 (+7) in Shenandoah
621 (-1) in Roanoke City
608 (+15) in Albemarle

582 (+7) in Frederick
579 in Buckingham
522 (+11) in Fauquier
511 (+3) in Hanover
470 (+2) in Manassas Park
402 (+6) in James City County

393 (+2) in Henry
387 (+1) in Greensville
371 (+5) in Winchester
359 (+6) in Petersburg
350 in Roanoke County
341 (+8) in Charlottesville
326 (+4) in Warren
314 (+2) in Page
311 in Richmond County

299 (+3) in Galax
294 (+4) in Fredericksburg
283 (+3) in Prince George
278 (+1) in Northampton
275 (+7) in Carroll
273 (+2) in Mecklenburg
259 (+8) in Isle of Wight
239 in Prince Edward
233 (+4) in Sussex
226 (+5) in Lynchburg
225 (+42) in Augusta
225 (+1) in Hopewell
211 (+4) in Montgomery
204 (+7) in Pittsylvania
200 (+5) in Southampton
200 (+9) in York

185 (+1) in Westmoreland
178 (+1) in Bedford
174 (+3) in Orange
169 (+12) in Danville
166 (+2) in Dinwiddie
165 in Botetourt
163 in Colonial Heights
157 (+3) in Caroline
151 (+3) in Emporia
150 (+4) in Brunswick

149 (+2) in Louisa
145 (+3) in Fluvanna
142 (+5) in Waynesboro
143 (+1) in Nottoway
138 in Goochland
132 (+3) in Martinsville
117 in Franklin County
116 (+4) in Staunton
108 (-1) in Salem
107 in King George
104 (+4) in Washington
102 in Powhatan
100 (+1) in Grayson

As of Saturday's update, 7,147 (+60 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,025 (+12) people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

More women have been infected by the virus at 38,709 cases versus the 37,180 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 484 cases in the Commonwealth.

The coronavirus first most impacted people aged 50 to 69, which currently accounts for nearly 25 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 18.4 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: 1,051 (+3)
Albemarle: 608 (+15)
Alleghany: 54
Alexandria: 2,540 (+17)
Amelia: 59
Amherst: 49 (+4)
Appomattox: 49 (+1)
Arlington: 2,726 (+22)
Augusta: 225 (+42)

Bath: 2
Bedford: 178 (+1)
Bland: 5
Bristol: 18 (+3)
Botetourt: 165
Brunswick: 150 (+4)
Buchanan: 54 (+2)
Buckingham: 579
Buena Vista City: 29 (+3)

Campbell: 74 (+1)
Caroline: 157 (+3)
Carroll: 275 (+7)
Charles City: 43 (+1)
Charlotte: 39
Charlottesville: 341 (+8)
Chesapeake: 1,612 (+52)
Chesterfield: 3,427 (+25)
Clarke: 61
Colonial Heights: 163
Covington: 6
Craig: 11 (+1)
Culpeper: 890 (+5)
Cumberland: 60

Danville: 169 (+12)
Dickenson: 9
Dinwiddie: 166 (+2)

Emporia: 151 (+3)
Essex: 68 (+1)

Fairfax: 14,798 (+67)
Fairfax City: 73
Falls Church: 54
Fauquier: 522 (+11)
Floyd: 27
Fluvanna: 145 (+3)
Franklin City: 87 (+4)
Franklin County: 117
Frederick: 582 (+7)
Fredericksburg: 294 (+4)

Galax: 299 (+3)
Giles: 18
Gloucester: 88 (+2)
Goochland: 138
Grayson: 100 (+1)
Greene: 92
Greensville: 387 (+1)

Halifax: 98 (+1)
Hanover: 511 (+3)
Hampton: 645 (+20)
Harrisonburg: 1,004 (+3)
Henrico: 3,005 (+18)
Henry: 393 (+2)
Highland: 3
Hopewell: 225 (+1)

Isle of Wight: 259 (+8)

James City: 402 (+6)

King George: 107
King and Queen: 32 (+1)
King William: 60

Lancaster: 23 (+1)
Lee: 32 (+5)
Lexington: 23
Louisa: 149 (+2)
Loudoun: 4,596 (+20)
Lunenburg: 42
Lynchburg: 226 (+5)

Madison: 52 (+1)
Manassas City: 1,521 (+10)
Manassas Park: 470 (+2)
Martinsville: 132 (+3)
Mathews: 7
Mecklenburg: 273 (+2)
Middlesex: 18
Montgomery: 211 (+4)

Nelson: 28
New Kent: 84
Newport News: 1,029 (+45)
Norfolk: 2,134 (+114)
Northampton: 278 (+1)
Northumberland: 50 (+1)
Norton: 4
Nottoway: 143 (+1)

Orange: 174 (+3)

Page: 314 (+2)
Patrick: 57 (+3)
Petersburg: 359 (+6)
Pittsylvania: 204 (+7)
Poquoson: 25 (+1)
Portsmouth: 925 (+53)
Powhatan: 102
Prince Edward: 239
Prince George: 283 (+3)
Prince William: 8,104 (+70)
Pulaski: 59 (+2)

Radford: 20
Rappahannock: 35
Richmond City: 2,541 (+20)
Richmond County: 311
Roanoke City: 621 (-1)
Roanoke County: 350
Rockbridge: 46 (+4)
Rockingham: 818 (+4)
Russell: 28

Salem: 108 (-1)
Scott: 25 (+5)
Shenandoah: 644 (+7)
Smyth: 69 (+6)
Spotsylvania: 1,136 (+12)
Southampton: 200 (+5)
Stafford: 1,112 (+11)
Staunton: 116 (+4)
Suffolk: 701 (+25)
Surry: 22 (+1)
Sussex: 233 (+4)

Tazewell: 39 (+3)

Virginia Beach: 2,464 (+68)

Warren: 326 (+4)
Washington: 104 (+4)
Waynesboro: 142 (+5)
Westmoreland: 185 (+1)
Winchester: 371 (+5)
Williamsburg: 91
Wise: 52 (+1)
Wythe: 65 (+1)

York: 200 (+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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