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COVID-19 in Virginia: 1 new outbreak reported Saturday

Posted at 10:38 AM, May 09, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 261 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Saturday. That is an increase of one outbreak since Friday's report.

Data shows 151 (+1 from yesterday) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 3,223 COVID-19 cases and 480 deaths as of Saturday. That is up 51 cases and 10 deaths from the previous day's report.

The health department reported 854 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 7,162 unique tests processed. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 23,196.

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

5,610 (+272) in Fairfax County
2,548 (+74) in Prince William County
1,332 (+51) in Arlington
1,142 (+32) in Alexandria
1,127 (+57) in Loudon County
1,054 (+22) in Henrico County
765 (+24) in Chesterfield County
578 (+4) in Harrisonburg
512 (+18) in Richmond
496 (+33) in Accomack
478 (+9) (+15) in Virginia Beach
358 (+3) in Manassas City
354 (+10) in Stafford
339 (+19) in Rockingham
325 (+9) in Chesapeake
290 (+16) in Norfolk
254 (+15) in Culpeper
246 (+21) in Buckingham
242 (+6) in Shenandoah
239 (+6) in Spotsylvania
215 (+6) in Suffolk
202 (+8) in Portsmouth
188 (+1) in Richmond County
169 (-1) in James City County
168 (+15) in Fauquier
163 (+8) in Hanover
162 (+12) in Frederick
159 (+10) in Northampton
152 (+8) in Newport News
138 (+3) in Hampton
131 (+2) in Southampton
128 (+5) in Page
119 (+3) in Albemarle
118 (+7) in Mecklenburg
116 (+2) in Manassas Park
108 (+3) in Isle of Wight

As of Saturday's update, 3,164 people had been hospitalized and 827 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 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 11,748 cases versus the 11,283 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 165 cases in the Commonwealth.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 496 (+33)
Albemarle: 119 (+3)
Alleghany: 6
Alexandria: 1,142 (+32)
Appomattox: 22 (+1)
Arlington: 1,332 (+51)
Amelia: 17
Amherst: 15
Augusta: 64 (+9)

Bedford: 38 (+1)
Bristol: 2
Botetourt: 29 (-1)
Brunswick: 17
Buchanan: 16
Buckingham: 246 (+21)
Buena Vista City: 8

Campbell: 13
Caroline: 38 (+1)
Carroll: 28 (+2)
Charles City: 21 (+2)
Charlotte: 12 (+1)
Charlottesville: 66
Chesapeake: 325 (+9)
Chesterfield: 765 (+24)
Clarke: 16
Colonial Heights: 65
Covington: 1 (new)
Craig: 4
Culpeper: 254 (+15)
Cumberland: 13

Danville: 39
Dinwiddie: 25

Emporia: 47
Essex: 22 (+4)

Fairfax: 5,610 (+272)
Fairfax City: 39
Falls Church: 37
Fauquier: 168 (+15)
Floyd: 3
Fluvanna: 79 (+1)
Franklin City: 25 (+2)
Franklin County: 26 (+1)
Frederick: 162 (+12)
Fredericksburg: 58 (+3)

Galax: 34 (+1)
Giles: 8 (+4)
Gloucester: 27
Goochland: 81
Grayson: 5
Greene: 14
Greensville: 44

Halifax: 22 (+2)
Hanover: 163 (+8)
Hampton: 138 (+3)
Harrisonburg: 578 (+4)
Henrico: 1,054 (+22)
Henry: 22 (+1)
Highland: 2
Hopewell: 33

Isle of Wight: 108 (+3)

James City: 169 (-1)

King George: 38
King and Queen: 5 (+1)
King William: 11

Lancaster: 6
Lee: 10
Lexington: 4 (-1)
Louisa: 55 (+2)
Loudoun: 1,127 (+57)
Lunenburg: 6 (+1)
Lynchburg: 68

Madison: 20
Manassas City: 358 (+3)
Manassas Park: 116 (+2)
Martinsville: 2
Mathews: 5 (+1)
Mecklenburg: 118 (+7)
Middlesex: 10
Montgomery: 64 (+3)

Nelson: 10
New Kent: 26
Newport News: 152 (+8)
Norfolk: 290 (+16)
Northampton: 159 (+10)
Northumberland: 9
Norton: 2
Nottoway: 14

Orange: 44 (+1)

Page: 128 (+5)
Patrick: 4
Petersburg: 41
Pittsylvania: 17
Poquoson: 7
Portsmouth: 202 (+8)
Powhatan: 18
Prince Edward: 66 (+1)
Prince George: 42
Prince William: 2,548 (+74)
Pulaski: 9

Radford: 3
Rappahannock: 7 (+1)
Richmond City: 512 (+18)
Richmond County: 188 (+1)
Roanoke City: 93 (+2)
Roanoke County: 62
Rockbridge: 9 (+1)
Rockingham: 339 (+19)
Russell: 6

Salem: 31 (+1)
Scott: 7
Shenandoah: 242 (+6)
Smyth: 13
Spotsylvania: 239 (+6)
Southampton: 131 (+2)
Stafford: 354 (+10)
Staunton: 15
Suffolk: 215 (+6)
Surry: 5 (+1)
Sussex: 32

Tazewell: 6

Virginia Beach: 478 (+9)

Warren: 82 (+4)
Washington: 42
Waynesboro: 21 (+1)
Westmoreland: 37 (+2)
Winchester: 64 (+3)
Williamsburg: 31
Wise: 22
Wythe: 13 (+1)

York: 55

*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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