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COVID-19 in Virginia: 9 new outbreaks reported Saturday

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 18:30:15-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 1,159 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Saturday. That means 9 new outbreaks were recorded since Friday's reporting.

Data show 457 (+1 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 11,716 COVID-19 cases and 1,673 deaths. That is up 77 cases and 9 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Six new outbreaks were reported in congregate settings. Two new outbreaks were reported in healthcare settings. No new outbreaks were reported in educational settings: 56 (no change) outbreaks in child care centers, 32 (no change) in colleges/universities and 32 (no change) in K-12 schools.

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

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The health department reported 1,114 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 21,145 tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 165,238. Of those cases, 25,693 (+149 from previous day) are associated with outbreaks.

The number of localities with COVID-19 cases that have topped 200 cases since March continue to climb in the Commonwealth:

22,530 (+70) in Fairfax County
13,493 (+42) in Prince William County
7,513 (+40) in Virginia Beach
7,505 (+51) in Loudoun County
6,662 (+94) in Chesterfield County
5,938 (+27) in Henrico County
5,169 (+24) in Norfolk
5,057 (+30) in Richmond
4,714 (+22) in Chesapeake
4,345 (+27) in Arlington
4,104 (+18) in Alexandria

3,031 (+23) in Newport News
2,907 (+3) in Harrisonburg
2,715 (+2) in Portsmouth
2,486 (+36) in Montgomery
2,315 (+9) in Spotsylvania
2,332 (+36) in Roanoke City
2,255 (+8) in Stafford
2,236 (+7) in Suffolk
2,025 (+7) in Hampton
2,007 (+1) in Manassas City

1,803 (+20) in Lynchburg
1,685 (+13) in Rockingham
1,521 (+14) in Hanover
1,503 (+4) in Charlottesville
1,476 (+10) in Albemarle
1,272 (+6) in Culpeper
1,244 (+20) in Roanoke County
1,237 (+7) in Henry
1,201 (+3) in Accomack
1,195 (+12) in Pittsylvania
1,113 (+19) in Danville
1,078 (+10) in Frederick
1,048 (+13) in Bedford
1,032 (+6) in Fauquier
1,016 (+16) in Prince George

912 (+2) in James City County
911 (+9) in Shenandoah
884 (+4) in Southampton
873 (+4) in Greensville
859 (+19) in Petersburg
846 (+2) in Mecklenburg
818 (+2) n Isle of Wight
823 (+16) in Radford
823 (+23) in Washington
721 (+2) in Buckingham
714 (+9) in Prince Edward
638 (+2) in Sussex
637 (+29) in Franklin County
631 (+2) in Manassas Park
628 (+12) in Campbell
616 (+9) in Augusta
616 (+4) in York

587 (+4) in Smyth
575 (+2) in Fredericksburg
554 (+5) in Winchester
551 (+4) in Carroll
523 (+6) in Amherst
515 (+1) in Warren
515 (+7) in Wise

477 (+8) in Hopewell
473 (+5) in Dinwiddie
467 (+2) in Franklin City
453 (+4) in Page
451 (+6) in Martinsville
446 (+5) in Halifax
430 (+3) in Galax
426 (+2) in Salem
408 (+9) in Tazewell
407 (+2) in Fluvanna
404 (+2) in Brunswick
404 (+9) in Russell

396 (+1) in Caroline
374 (+8) in Lee
373(+1) in Richmond County
370 (+3) in Orange
368 (+10) in Louisa
355 (+7) in Grayson
353 (+1) in Waynesboro
350 (+3) in Staunton
349 (+2) in Botetourt
332 (+3) in Westmoreland
329 (+7) in Nottoway
328 (+1) in Gloucester
312 in Northampton
306 (+1) in Goochland
305 (+2) in Wythe

299 (+4) in Patrick
283 (+5) in Colonial Heights
278 (+10) in Powhatan
273 (+1) in Emporia
265 (+2) in Pulaski
264 (+2) in Appomattox
263 (+2) in Greene
262 (+3) in New Kent
261 (-1) in King George
261 (+13) in Scott
232 (+1) in Floyd
231 (+2) in Bristol
227 (+7) in Buchanan
208 (+2) in Northumberland
204 in Williamsburg
203 (+4) in Lexington

As of Saturday's update, 11,831 (+51 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 3,422 (+14) 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 84,728 cases versus the 79,480 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 1,005 cases in the Commonwealth.

The coronavirus first most impacted people aged 50 to 69, which currently accounts for more than 23 percent of cases in Virginia.

However, people aged 30 to 49 now account for more than 32 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for nearly 21 percent of cases in the state.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,201 (+3)
Albemarle: 1,476 (+10)
Alleghany: 84
Alexandria: 4,104 (+18)
Amelia: 138
Amherst: 523 (+6)
Appomattox: 264 (+2)
Arlington: 4,345 (+27)
Augusta: 616 (+9)

Bath: 22 (+1)
Bedford: 1,048 (+13)
Bland: 64
Bristol: 231 (+2)
Botetourt: 349 (+2)
Brunswick: 404 (+2)
Buchanan: 227 (+7)
Buckingham: 721 (+2)
Buena Vista City: 119

Campbell: 628 (+12)
Caroline: 396 (+1)
Carroll: 551 (+4)
Charles City: 95 (+1)
Charlotte: 197 (+4)
Charlottesville: 1,503 (+4)
Chesapeake: 4,714 (+22)
Chesterfield: 6,662 (+94)
Clarke: 112 (-1)
Colonial Heights: 283 (+5)
Covington: 33
Craig: 42 (+1)
Culpeper: 1,272 (+6)
Cumberland: 112 (+2)

Danville: 1,113 (+19)
Dickenson: 121 (+2)
Dinwiddie: 473 (+5)

Emporia: 273 (+1)
Essex: 188

Fairfax: 22,530 (+70)
Fairfax City: 151 (+5)
Falls Church: 75
Fauquier: 1,032 (+6)
Floyd: 232 (+1)
Fluvanna: 407 (+2)
Franklin City: 467 (+2)
Franklin County: 637 (+29)
Frederick: 1,078 (+10)
Fredericksburg: 575 (+2)

Galax: 430 (+3)
Giles: 111 (+1)
Gloucester: 328 (+1)
Goochland: 306 (+1)
Grayson: 355 (+7)
Greene: 263 (+2)
Greensville: 873 (+4)

Halifax: 446 (+5)
Hanover: 1,521 (+14)
Hampton: 2,025 (+7)
Harrisonburg: 2,907 (+3)
Henrico: 5,938 (+27)
Henry: 1,237 (+7)
Highland: 9
Hopewell: 477 (+8)

Isle of Wight: 818 (+2)

James City: 912 (+2)

King George: 261 (-1)
King and Queen: 84 (+1)
King William: 187

Lancaster: 171
Lee: 374 (+8)
Lexington: 203 (+4)
Louisa: 368 (+10)
Loudoun: 7,505 (+51)
Lunenburg: 140
Lynchburg: 1,803 (+20)

Madison: 122
Manassas City: 2,007 (+1)
Manassas Park: 631 (+2)
Martinsville: 451 (+6)
Mathews: 127
Mecklenburg: 846 (+2)
Middlesex: 139 (+1)
Montgomery: 2,486 (+36)

Nelson: 125
New Kent: 262 (+3)
Newport News: 3,031 (+23)
Norfolk: 5,169 (+24)
Northampton: 312
Northumberland: 208 (+2)
Norton: 44
Nottoway: 329 (+7)

Orange: 370 (+3)

Page: 453 (+4)
Patrick: 299 (+4)
Petersburg: 859 (+19)
Pittsylvania: 1,195 (+12)
Poquoson: 88 (+1)
Portsmouth: 2,715 (+2)
Powhatan: 278 (+10)
Prince Edward: 714 (+9)
Prince George: 1,016 (+16)
Prince William: 13,493 (+42)
Pulaski: 265 (+2)

Radford: 823 (+16)
Rappahannock: 65
Richmond City: 5,057 (+30)
Richmond County: 373(+1)
Roanoke City: 2,332 (+36)
Roanoke County: 1,244 (+20)
Rockbridge: 144 (+1)
Rockingham: 1,685 (+13)
Russell: 404 (+9)

Salem: 426 (+2)
Scott: 261 (+13)
Shenandoah: 911 (+9)
Smyth: 587 (+4)
Spotsylvania: 2,315 (+9)
Southampton: 884 (+4)
Stafford: 2,255 (+8)
Staunton: 350 (+3)
Suffolk: 2,236 (+7)
Surry: 136 (+1)
Sussex: 638 (+2)

Tazewell: 408 (+9)

Virginia Beach: 7,513 (+40)

Warren: 515 (+1)
Washington: 823 (+23)
Waynesboro: 353 (+1)
Westmoreland: 332 (+3)
Winchester: 554 (+5)
Williamsburg: 204
Wise: 515 (+7)
Wythe: 305 (+2)

York: 616 (+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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