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COVID-19 in Virginia: 5 new outbreaks reported Saturday, July 4

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 10:22:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 477 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Saturday. That is an increase of five outbreaks since Friday's reporting.

Data show 250 (+2 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 7,066 COVID-19 cases and 1,130 deaths. That is up 30 cases and 3 additional deaths from the previous day's report.

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The health department reported 716 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 15,526 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 65,109.

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

14,072 (+107) in Fairfax County
7,484 (+42) in Prince William County
4,175 (+62) in Loudon County
2,972 (-2) in Chesterfield County
2,663 (+34 in Henrico County
2,519 (+19) in Arlington
2,357 (+19) in Alexandria
2,262 (+14) in Richmond
1,435 (+5) in Manassas City
1,300 (+46) in Virginia Beach
1,043 (+1) in Accomack
1,067 (+67) in Norfolk
1,027 (+17) in Spotsylvania
1,008 (+10) in Stafford
1,003 (+31) in Chesapeake
963 (+6) in Harrisonburg
817 (+3) in Culpeper
743 (+4) in Rockingham
587 (+3) in Shenandoah
568 (+19) in Newport News
566 in Buckingham
539 (+13) in Portsmouth
518 (+1) in Frederick
476 (+11) in Roanoke City
456 (+36) in Albemarle
443 (+1) in Hanover
443(+2) in Suffolk
435 (+1) in Manassas Park
431 (+4) in Fauquier
368 (+2) in Greensville
360 (+6) in Hampton
332 (+2) in Winchester
298 in Richmond County
295 (+1) in Warren
284 (+4) in Henry
281 in Page
279 (+9) in James City County
278 (+4) in Roanoke County
271 in Northampton
271 (+15) in Petersburg
265 (+2) in Galax
255 (+1) in Fredericksburg
248 in Mecklenburg
244 (+1) in Prince George
230 (+10) in Charlottesville
227 (+2) in Carroll
213 in Prince Edward
209 (+1) in Sussex
192 (+2) in Augusta
190 (+4) in Isle of Wight
185 (+1) in Hopewell
163 (+1) in Southampton
162 (+3) in Lynchburg
155 (+1) in Montgomery
153 (+1) in Orange
148 in Dinwiddie
145 in Colonial Heights
141 in Emporia
137 (+6) in Bedford
134 (+2) in Pittsylvania
133 in Botetourt
128 in Caroline
127 (+8) in Louisa
126 in Goochland
124 (+4) in York
120 (+4) in Fluvanna
114 in Nottoway
109 (+2) in Brunswick
108 in Westmoreland
100 (+1) in King George

As of Saturday's update, 6,405 people had been hospitalized and 1,849 people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

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The coronavirus has most impacted people aged 50 to 69 as that group accounts for more than 25 percent of cases, data show.

"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 more than 17 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 32,713 cases versus the 31,959 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 437 cases in the Commonwealth.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,043 (+1)
Albemarle: 456 (+36)
Alleghany: 35 (+1)
Alexandria: 2,357 (+19)
Amelia: 45
Amherst: 37
Appomattox: 43
Arlington: 2,519 (+19)
Augusta: 192 (+2)

Bedford: 137 (+6)
Bland: 2
Bristol: 5
Botetourt: 133
Brunswick: 109 (+2)
Buchanan: 31
Buckingham: 566
Buena Vista City: 15 (-1)

Campbell: 51 (+3)
Caroline: 128
Carroll: 227 (+2)
Charles City: 40 (-1)
Charlotte: 33
Charlottesville: 230 (+10)
Chesapeake: 1,003 (+31)
Chesterfield: 2,972 (-2)
Clarke: 55 (+1)
Colonial Heights: 145
Covington: 5
Craig: 8 (+1)
Culpeper: 817 (+3)
Cumberland: 57

Danville: 93 (+2)
Dickenson: 5
Dinwiddie: 148

Emporia: 141
Essex: 59

Fairfax: 14,072 (+107)
Fairfax City: 71 (+1)
Falls Church: 54
Fauquier: 431 (+4)
Floyd: 20 (+1)
Fluvanna: 120 (+4)
Franklin City: 53 (+1)
Franklin County: 92
Frederick: 518 (+1)
Fredericksburg: 255 (+1)

Galax: 265 (+2)
Giles: 18 (+1)
Gloucester: 49
Goochland: 126
Grayson: 88 (+1)
Greene: 72 (+5)
Greensville: 368 (+2)

Halifax: 63 (+4)
Hanover: 443 (+1)
Hampton: 360 (+6)
Harrisonburg: 963 (+6)
Henrico: 2,663 (+34)
Henry: 284 (+4)
Highland: 3
Hopewell: 185 (+1)

Isle of Wight: 190 (+4)

James City: 279 (+9)

King George: 100 (+1)
King and Queen: 24
King William: 43 (+1)

Lancaster: 11
Lee: 12
Lexington: 13 (+2)
Louisa: 127 (+8)
Loudoun: 4,175 (+62)
Lunenburg: 37
Lynchburg: 162 (+3)

Madison: 43
Manassas City: 1,435 (+5)
Manassas Park: 435 (+1)
Martinsville: 82 (+1)
Mathews: 6
Mecklenburg: 248
Middlesex: 15
Montgomery: 155 (+1)

Nelson: 20 (+2)
New Kent: 60
Newport News: 568 (+19)
Norfolk: 1,067 (+67)
Northampton: 271
Northumberland: 36
Norton: 4
Nottoway: 114

Orange: 153 (+1)

Page: 281
Patrick: 48
Petersburg: 271 (+15)
Pittsylvania: 134 (+2)
Poquoson: 19
Portsmouth: 539 (+13)
Powhatan: 84
Prince Edward: 213
Prince George: 244 (+1)
Prince William: 7,484 (+42)
Pulaski: 48

Radford: 14
Rappahannock: 22 (+1)
Richmond City: 2,262 (+14)
Richmond County: 298
Roanoke City: 476 (+11)
Roanoke County: 278 (+4)
Rockbridge: 33 (+1)
Rockingham: 743 (+4)
Russell: 14 (+1)

Salem: 78
Scott: 10
Shenandoah: 587 (+3)
Smyth: 42
Spotsylvania: 1,027 (+17)
Southampton: 163 (+1)
Stafford: 1,008 (+10)
Staunton: 77 (+3)
Suffolk: 443(+2)
Surry: 17 (+1)
Sussex: 209 (+1)

Tazewell: 16

Virginia Beach: 1,300 (+46)

Warren: 295 (+1)
Washington: 66 (+1)
Waynesboro: 91 (+2)
Westmoreland: 108
Winchester: 332 (+2)
Williamsburg: 64 (+3)
Wise: 30 (+1)
Wythe: 54

York: 124 (+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.

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  2. Avoid non-essential travel.

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