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COVID-19 in Virginia: 20 new outbreaks reported Sunday

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 17:53:09-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 1,810 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Sunday. That means 20 new outbreaks were recorded since Saturday's reporting.

Data show 673 (+9 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 19,338 COVID-19 cases and 2,253 deaths. That is up 146 cases and 6 additional deaths from the previous day's report.

Eight new outbreaks were recorded in a congregate setting as well as one new outbreak in a healthcare setting.

Additionally, two new outbreaks were recorded in an educational setting: 88 (no change) outbreaks in child care centers, 53 (no change) in colleges/universities and 87 (+2) 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 3,876 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 59,545 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 306,848. Of those cases, 41,291 (+285 from previous day) are associated with outbreaks.

RELATED: COVID-19 in Virginia: LIVE updates for Sunday, December 20

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

39,224 (+486) in Fairfax County
22,592 (+237) in Prince William County
14,226 (+234)in Virginia Beach
12,682 (+179) in Loudoun County
11,583 (+55) in Chesterfield County
10,797 (+176) in Henrico County

8,362 (+92) in Chesapeake
8,225 (+129) in Richmond
7,975 (+154) in Arlington
7,767 (+44) in Norfolk
6,660 (+127) in Alexandria
5,145 (+62) in Newport News

4,877 (+39) in Roanoke City
4,769 (+34) in Montgomery
4,371 (+36) in Stafford
4,107 (+57) in Roanoke County
4,063 (+24) in Harrisonburg
4,018 (+22) in Spotsylvania

3,895 (+69) in Portsmouth
3,833 (+91) in Hampton
3,696 (+75) in Lynchburg
3,508 (+85) in Suffolk
3,295 (+54) in Rockingham
3,242 (+31) in Frederick
3,207 (+45) in Hanover

2,700 (+15) in Culpeper
2,668 (+15) in Manassas City
2,658 (+36) in Bedford
2,641 (+52) in Augusta
2,595 (+43) in Washington
2,469 (+36) in Albemarle
2,362 (+33) in Pittsylvania
2,337 (+20) in Henry
2,110 (+20) in Danville
2,084 (+11) in Franklin County
2,081 (+19) in Charlottesville
2,067 (+27) in Fauquier

1,882 (+9) in Shenandoah
1,835 (+9) in Tazewell
1,724 (+34) in Wise
1,703 (+19) in Campbell
1,672 (+15) in Prince George
1,579 (+15) in Accomack
1,566 (+30) in Smyth
1,550 (+19) in James City County

1,460 (+12) in Winchester
1,389 (+8) in Radford
1,341 (+25) in Carroll
1,337 (+37) in Isle of Wight
1,308 (+19) in Staunton
1,294 (+8) in Russell
1,274 (+12) in Petersburg
1,272 (+42) in Lee
1,262 (+21) in York
1,228 (+11) in Buckingham
1,221 (+17) in Amherst
1,215 (+13) in Pulaski

1,164 (+8) in Mecklenburg
1,160 (+3) in Warren
1,119 (+26) in Wythe
1,094 (+20) in Botetourt
1,090 (+14) in Scott
1,087 (+6) in Southampton
1,053 (+9) in Salem

997 (+8) in Halifax
991 (+7) in Waynesboro
981 (+11) in Prince Edward
976 (+4) in Greensville
927 (+24) in Nottoway
909 (+12) in Fredericksburg
889 (+3) in Martinsville
885 (+14) in Caroline
861 (+12) in Page
857 (+3) in Manassas Park
808 (+21) in Dinwiddie

793 (+8) in Orange
775 (+17) in Bristol
758 (+6) in Hopewell
742 (+20) in Louisa
731 (+12) in Galax
723 (+9) in Gloucester
699 (+7) in Grayson
673 (+10) in Fluvanna
671 (+2) in Powhatan
670 (+2) in Sussex
665 (+7) in Patrick
629 (+5) in Franklin City
622 (+3) in Buchanan
619 (+10) in Richmond County
612 (+8) in Westmoreland

586 (+4) in Alleghany
584 (+6) in Appomattox
578 (+14) in King George
553 (+8) in Brunswick
544 (-1) in Colonial Heights
539 (+3) in Dickenson
528 (+3) in Goochland
519 (+15) in New Kent

499 (+8) in Lexington
477 (+5) in Giles
468 (+12) in Greene
462 (+10) in Rockbridge
448 in Floyd
436 (+3) in Buena Vista City
421 (+11) in Bland

398 (+39) in Northampton
388 (+3) in King William
378 (+1) in Emporia
367 (-25) in Northumberland
346 (+2) in Williamsburg
332 (+5) in Amelia
328 (+8) in Charlotte
316 in Covington
319 (+8) in Clarke

As of Sunday's update, 16,878 (+54 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 4,650 (+7) 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 157,726 cases versus the 145,843 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 3,279 cases in the Commonwealth.

The coronavirus first most impacted people aged 50 to 69, which currently accounts for more than 24 percent of cases in Virginia.

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

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

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,579 (+15)
Albemarle: 2,469 (+36)
Alleghany: 586 (+4)
Alexandria: 6,660 (+127)
Amelia: 332 (+5)
Amherst: 1,221 (+17)
Appomattox: 584 (+6)
Arlington: 7,975 (+154)
Augusta: 2,641 (+52)

Bath: 111 (+2)
Bedford: 2,658 (+36)
Bland: 421 (+11)
Bristol: 775 (+17)
Botetourt: 1,094 (+20)
Brunswick: 553 (+8)
Buchanan: 622 (+3)
Buckingham: 1,228 (+11)
Buena Vista City: 436 (+3)

Campbell: 1,703 (+19)
Caroline: 885 (+14)
Carroll: 1,341 (+25)
Charles City: 166 (+1)
Charlotte: 328 (+8)
Charlottesville: 2,081 (+19)
Chesapeake: 8,362 (+92)
Chesterfield: 11,583 (+55)
Clarke: 319 (+8)
Colonial Heights: 544 (-1)
Covington: 316
Craig: 128
Culpeper: 2,700 (+15)
Cumberland: 185

Danville: 2,110 (+20)
Dickenson: 539 (+3)
Dinwiddie: 808 (+21)

Emporia: 378 (+1)
Essex: 298 (+2)

Fairfax: 39,224 (+486)
Fairfax City: 266 (+2)
Falls Church: 147
Fauquier: 2,067 (+27)
Floyd: 448
Fluvanna: 673 (+10)
Franklin City: 629 (+5)
Franklin County: 2,084 (+11)
Frederick: 3,242 (+31)
Fredericksburg: 909 (+12)

Galax: 731 (+12)
Giles: 477 (+5)
Gloucester: 723 (+9)
Goochland: 528 (+3)
Grayson: 699 (+7)
Greene: 468 (+12)
Greensville: 976 (+4)

Halifax: 997 (+8)
Hanover: 3,207 (+45)
Hampton: 3,833 (+91)
Harrisonburg: 4,063 (+24)
Henrico: 10,797 (+176)
Henry: 2,337 (+20)
Highland: 41 (+2)
Hopewell: 758 (+6)

Isle of Wight: 1,337 (+37)

James City: 1,550 (+19)

King George: 578 (+14)
King and Queen: 145 (+5)
King William: 388 (+3)

Lancaster: 280 (+1)
Lee: 1,272 (+42)
Lexington: 499 (+8)
Louisa: 742 (+20)
Loudoun: 12,682 (+179)
Lunenburg: 228 (+6)
Lynchburg: 3,696 (+75)

Madison: 257 (+3)
Manassas City: 2,668 (+15)
Manassas Park: 857 (+3)
Martinsville: 889 (+3)
Mathews: 263 (+5)
Mecklenburg: 1,164 (+8)
Middlesex: 235 (+5)
Montgomery: 4,769 (+34)

Nelson: 296 (+19)
New Kent: 519 (+15)
Newport News: 5,145 (+62)
Norfolk: 7,767 (+44)
Northampton: 398 (+39)
Northumberland: 367 (-25)
Norton: 129 (+4)
Nottoway: 927 (+24)

Orange: 793 (+8)

Page: 861 (+12)
Patrick: 665 (+7)
Petersburg: 1,274 (+12)
Pittsylvania: 2,362 (+33)
Poquoson: 270 (+3)
Portsmouth: 3,895 (+69)
Powhatan: 671 (+2)
Prince Edward: 981 (+11)
Prince George: 1,672 (+15)
Prince William: 22,592 (+237)
Pulaski: 1,215 (+13)

Radford: 1,389 (+8)
Rappahannock: 135 (+2)
Richmond City: 8,225 (+129)
Richmond County: 619 (+10)
Roanoke City: 4,877 (+39)
Roanoke County: 4,107 (+57)
Rockbridge: 462 (+10)
Rockingham: 3,295 (+54)
Russell: 1,294 (+8)

Salem: 1,053 (+9)
Scott: 1,090 (+14)
Shenandoah: 1,882 (+9)
Smyth: 1,566 (+30)
Spotsylvania: 4,018 (+22)
Southampton: 1,087 (+6)
Stafford: 4,371 (+36)
Staunton: 1,308 (+19)
Suffolk: 3,508 (+85)
Surry: 221 (+2)
Sussex: 670 (+2)

Tazewell: 1,835 (+9)

Virginia Beach: 14,226 (+234)

Warren: 1,160 (+3)
Washington: 2,595 (+43)
Waynesboro: 991 (+7)
Westmoreland: 612 (+8)
Winchester: 1,460 (+12)
Williamsburg: 346 (+2)
Wise: 1,724 (+34)
Wythe: 1,119 (+26)

York: 1,262 (+21)

*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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  • Avoid non-essential travel.

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