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COVID-19 in Virginia: 7 new outbreaks reported Sunday

Posted at 11:15 AM, May 10, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 268 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Sunday. That is an increase of seven outbreaks since Saturday's report.

Data shows 157 (+6 from yesterday) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 3,291 COVID-19 cases and 489 deaths as of Sunday. That is up 68 cases and 9 deaths from the previous day's report.

The health department reported 885 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 7,005 total tests processed since Saturday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 24,081.

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

5,892 (+282) in Fairfax County
2,740 (+192) in Prince William County
1,368 (+36) in Arlington
1,193 (+51) in Alexandria
1,159 (+32) in Loudon County
1,067 (+13) in Henrico County
787 (+22) in Chesterfield County
579 (+1) in Harrisonburg
530 (+18) in Richmond
508 (+12) in Accomack
491 (+13) in Virginia Beach
381 (+23) in Manassas City
374 (+20) in Stafford
344 (+5) in Rockingham
328 (+3) in Chesapeake
304 (+14) in Norfolk
264 (+10) in Culpeper
248 (+9) in Spotsylvania
246 in Buckingham
245 (+3) in Shenandoah
215 in Suffolk
202 in Portsmouth
189 (+1) in Richmond County
173 (+4) in James City County
172 (+4) in Fauquier
170 (+7) in Hanover
164 (+2) in Frederick
163 (+4) in Northampton
159 (+7) in Newport News
144 (+6) in Hampton
131 in Southampton
128 in Page
122 (+4) in Mecklenburg
120 (+1) in Albemarle
120 (+4) in Manassas Park
110 (+2) in Isle of Wight

As of Sunday's update, 3,211 people had been hospitalized and 839 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 30 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 14 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 12,188 cases versus the 11,717 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 176 cases in the Commonwealth.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 508 (+12)
Albemarle: 120 (+1)
Alleghany: 6
Alexandria: 1,193 (+51)
Appomattox: 22
Arlington: 1,368 (+36)
Amelia: 17
Amherst: 15
Augusta: 64

Bedford: 38
Bristol: 3 (+1)
Botetourt: 29
Brunswick: 18 (+1)
Buchanan: 16
Buckingham: 246
Buena Vista City: 8

Campbell: 13
Caroline: 38
Carroll: 33 (+5)
Charles City: 21
Charlotte: 11 (-1)
Charlottesville: 66
Chesapeake: 328 (+3)
Chesterfield: 787 (+22)
Clarke: 16
Colonial Heights: 66 (+1)
Covington: 1
Craig: 4
Culpeper: 264 (+10)
Cumberland: 13

Danville: 38 (-1)
Dinwiddie: 27 (+2)

Emporia: 48 (+1)
Essex: 23 (+1)

Fairfax: 5,892 (+282)
Fairfax City: 39
Falls Church: 37
Fauquier: 172 (+4)
Floyd: 3
Fluvanna: 79
Franklin City: 26 (+1)
Franklin County: 27 (+1)
Frederick: 164 (+2)
Fredericksburg: 61 (+3)

Galax: 45 (+11)
Giles: 8
Gloucester: 27
Goochland: 81
Grayson: 12 (+7)
Greene: 15 (+1)
Greensville: 46 (+2)

Halifax: 22
Hanover: 170 (+7)
Hampton: 144 (+6)
Harrisonburg: 579 (+1)
Henrico: 1,067 (+13)
Henry: 22
Highland: 2
Hopewell: 37 (+4)

Isle of Wight: 110 (+2)

James City: 173 (+4)

King George: 41 (+3)
King and Queen: 5
King William: 11

Lancaster: 6
Lee: 10
Lexington: 4
Louisa: 55
Loudoun: 1,159 (+32)
Lunenburg: 6
Lynchburg: 68

Madison: 21 (+1)
Manassas City: 381 (+23)
Manassas Park: 120 (+4)
Martinsville: 2
Mathews: 5
Mecklenburg: 122 (+4)
Middlesex: 10
Montgomery: 65 (+1)

Nelson: 10
New Kent: 26
Newport News: 159 (+7)
Norfolk: 304 (+14)
Northampton: 163 (+4)
Northumberland: 10 (+1)
Norton: 2
Nottoway: 14

Orange: 46 (+2)

Page: 128
Patrick: 4
Petersburg: 45 (+4)
Pittsylvania: 17
Poquoson: 7
Portsmouth: 202
Powhatan: 18
Prince Edward: 66
Prince George: 44 (+2)
Prince William: 2,740 (+192)
Pulaski: 9

Radford: 3
Rappahannock: 8 (+1)
Richmond City: 530 (+18)
Richmond County: 189 (+1)
Roanoke City: 93
Roanoke County: 62
Rockbridge: 9
Rockingham: 344 (+5)
Russell: 6

Salem: 31
Scott: 7
Shenandoah: 245 (+3)
Smyth: 13
Spotsylvania: 248 (+9)
Southampton: 131
Stafford: 374 (+20)
Staunton: 15
Suffolk: 215
Surry: 5
Sussex: 33 (+1)

Tazewell: 7 (+1)

Virginia Beach: 491 (+13)

Warren: 85 (+3)
Washington: 49 (+7)
Waynesboro: 21
Westmoreland: 38 (+1)
Winchester: 66 (+2)
Williamsburg: 39 (+8)
Wise: 22
Wythe: 13

York: 55 (+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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