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COVID-19 in Virginia: 27 new outbreaks reported Saturday

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Posted at 8:39 PM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 09:35:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 1,236 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Saturday. That means 27 new outbreaks were recorded since Friday's reporting.

Data show 472 (+9 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 12,268 COVID-19 cases and 1,748 deaths. That is up 176 cases and 22 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Eleven new outbreaks were reported in congregate settings and three were reported in healthcare settings. Four new outbreaks were reported in educational settings: 59 (+1) outbreaks in child care centers, 36 (no change) in colleges/universities and 39 (+3) 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 1,088 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 18,407 tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 172,372. Of those cases, 26,990 (+285 from previous day) are associated with outbreaks.

RELATED: COVID-19 in Virginia: LIVE updates for Saturday, October 24

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

23,232 (+95) in Fairfax County
13,949 (+37) in Prince William County
7,758 (+36) in Virginia Beach
7,730 (+26) in Loudoun County
6,934 (+65) in Chesterfield County
6,175 (+39) in Henrico County
5,306 (+24) in Norfolk
5,235 (+17) in Richmond
4,833 (+10) in Chesapeake
4,508 (+20) in Arlington
4,200 (+21) in Alexandria

3,142 (+23) in Newport News
2,985 (+23) in Harrisonburg
2,798 (+5) in Portsmouth
2,686 (+54) in Montgomery
2,624 (+46) in Roanoke City
2,399 (+10) in Spotsylvania
2,316 (+2) in Stafford
2,280 (+3) in Suffolk
2,090 (+11) in Hampton
2,026 (-3) in Manassas City

1,905 (+12) in Lynchburg
1,734 (+13) in Rockingham
1,591 (+11) in Hanover
1,564 (+8) in Charlottesville
1,545 (+15) in Albemarle
1,424 (+33) in Roanoke County
1,340 (+2) in Culpeper
1,283 (+7) in Henry
1,255 (+7) in Pittsylvania
1,206 in Accomack
1,167 (+6) in Danville
1,163 (+12) in Bedford
1,144 (+7) in Frederick
1,076 (+3) in Fauquier
1,067 (+2) in Prince George

949 (+8) in Shenandoah
942 (+6) in James City County
934 (+35) in Washington
919 (+12) in Radford
914 (+3) in Southampton
912 (+7) in Petersburg
890 in Greensville
865 (+7) in Mecklenburg
856 (+7) in Isle of Wight

775 (+27) in Franklin County
745 (+6) in Prince Edward
732 (+1) in Buckingham
676 (+4) in Campbell
653 (+6) in Augusta
640 (-1) in Manassas Park
640 (+1) in Sussex
629 (+3) in York
614 (+4) in Smyth

594 (+6) in Winchester
592 (+8) in Carroll
585 (+3) in Fredericksburg
569 (+15) in Wise
568 (+5) in Amherst
566 (+3) in Warren
517 (+9) in Salem
505 (+4) in Dinwiddie
500 (+3) in Hopewell

489 in Franklin City
484 (+12) in Halifax
477 (+5) in Martinsville
473 (+7) in Tazewell
463 (-1) in Page
460 (+2) in Russell
439 (+3) in Galax
437 (+14) in Lee
420 (+1) in Brunswick
419 (+3) in Fluvanna
410 (+4) in Caroline

388 (+3) in Orange
386 (+1) in Waynesboro
385 (+7) in Louisa
380 (+2) in Botetourt
377 (+6) in Staunton
374 (+6) in Richmond County
373 (-1) in Grayson
343 (+1) in Gloucester
339 (+20) in Scott
339 (+3) in Nottoway
335 (-1) in Westmoreland
329 (+3) in Wythe
324 (+3) in Goochland
317 (+1) in Northampton
317 (+3) in Patrick
304 (+10) in Powhatan
300 (+2) in Colonial Heights

291 (+11) in Greene
289 (+3) in Emporia
284 (+3) in Appomattox
281 (+5) in New Kent
279 (+1) in Pulaski
267 (+1) in King George
257 (+4) in Bristol
249 (+3) in Buchanan
240 (-1) in Floyd
223 (+6) in Lexington
214 (+1) in Northumberland
212 (+9) in Charlotte
213 (+2) n Williamsburg

As of Saturday's update, 12,198 (+58 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 3,578 (+39) 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 88,478 cases versus the 82,222 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 1,072 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: 1,206
Albemarle: 1,545 (+15)
Alleghany: 109 (+4)
Alexandria: 4,200 (+21)
Amelia: 145 (+2)
Amherst: 568 (+5)
Appomattox: 284 (+3)
Arlington: 4,508 (+20)
Augusta: 653 (+6)

Bath: 24
Bedford: 1,163 (+12)
Bland: 64
Bristol: 257 (+4)
Botetourt: 380 (+2)
Brunswick: 420 (+1)
Buchanan: 249 (+3)
Buckingham: 732 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 121

Campbell: 676 (+4)
Caroline: 410 (+4)
Carroll: 592 (+8)
Charles City: 99 (+1)
Charlotte: 212 (+9)
Charlottesville: 1,564 (+8)
Chesapeake: 4,833 (+10)
Chesterfield: 6,934 (+65)
Clarke: 117 (+1)
Colonial Heights: 300 (+2)
Covington: 35
Craig: 49 (-1)
Culpeper: 1,340 (+2)
Cumberland: 116 (+1)

Danville: 1,167 (+6)
Dickenson: 134 (+6)
Dinwiddie: 505 (+4)

Emporia: 289 (+3)
Essex: 193 (+2)

Fairfax: 23,232 (+95)
Fairfax City: 157 (+1)
Falls Church: 75
Fauquier: 1,076 (+3)
Floyd: 240 (-1)
Fluvanna: 419 (+3)
Franklin City: 489
Franklin County: 775 (+27)
Frederick: 1,144 (+7)
Fredericksburg: 585 (+3)

Galax: 439 (+3)
Giles: 122
Gloucester: 343 (+1)
Goochland: 324 (+3)
Grayson: 373 (-1)
Greene: 291 (+11)
Greensville: 890

Halifax: 484 (+12)
Hanover: 1,591 (+11)
Hampton: 2,090 (+11)
Harrisonburg: 2,985 (+23)
Henrico: 6,175 (+39)
Henry: 1,283 (+7)
Highland: 10 (+1)
Hopewell: 500 (+3)

Isle of Wight: 856 (+7)

James City: 942 (+6)

King George: 267 (+1)
King and Queen: 85 (-1)
King William: 199

Lancaster: 197 (+1)
Lee: 437 (+14)
Lexington: 223 (+6)
Louisa: 385 (+7)
Loudoun: 7,730 (+26)
Lunenburg: 150 (+4)
Lynchburg: 1,905 (+12)

Madison: 129 (+1)
Manassas City: 2,026 (-3)
Manassas Park: 640 (-1)
Martinsville: 477 (+5)
Mathews: 144 (+13)
Mecklenburg: 865 (+7)
Middlesex: 144 (+1)
Montgomery: 2,686 (+54)

Nelson: 136
New Kent: 281 (+5)
Newport News: 3,142 (+23)
Norfolk: 5,306 (+24)
Northampton: 317 (+1)
Northumberland: 214 (+1)
Norton: 48 (+1)
Nottoway: 339 (+3)

Orange: 388 (+3)

Page: 463 (-1)
Patrick: 317 (+3)
Petersburg: 912 (+7)
Pittsylvania: 1,255 (+7)
Poquoson: 94 (+1)
Portsmouth: 2,798 (+5)
Powhatan: 304 (+10)
Prince Edward: 745 (+6)
Prince George: 1,067 (+2)
Prince William: 13,949 (+37)
Pulaski: 279 (+1)

Radford: 919 (+12)
Rappahannock: 69
Richmond City: 5,235 (+17)
Richmond County: 374 (+6)
Roanoke City: 2,624 (+46)
Roanoke County: 1,424 (+33)
Rockbridge: 150
Rockingham: 1,734 (+13)
Russell: 460 (+2)

Salem: 517 (+9)
Scott: 339 (+20)
Shenandoah: 949 (+8)
Smyth: 614 (+4)
Spotsylvania: 2,399 (+10)
Southampton: 914 (+3)
Stafford: 2,316 (+2)
Staunton: 377 (+6)
Suffolk: 2,280 (+3)
Surry: 140
Sussex: 640 (+1)

Tazewell: 473 (+7)

Virginia Beach: 7,758 (+36)

Warren: 566 (+3)
Washington: 934 (+35)
Waynesboro: 386 (+1)
Westmoreland: 335 (-1)
Winchester: 594 (+6)
Williamsburg: 213 (+2)
Wise: 569 (+15)
Wythe: 329 (+3)

York: 629 (+3)

*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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