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COVID-19 in Virginia: 11 new outbreaks reported Thursday, August 20

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 18:14:12-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 776 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Thursday. That means 11 new outbreaks were recorded since Wednesday's reporting.

Data show 368 (+4 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 8,994 COVID-19 cases and 1,309 deaths. That is up 92 cases and 9 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Five new outbreaks were also reported in a congregate settings, one in a correctional facility and one in an educational setting.

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

The health department reported 863 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 33,887 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 109,882. Of those cases, 16,316 (+78 from previous day) are associated with outbreaks.

The number of COVID-19 cases that have topped 100 cases since March continue to climb in the Commonwealth:

17,330 (+100) in Fairfax County
10,100 (+66) in Prince William County
5,614 (+34) in Loudoun County
5,562 (+40) in Virginia Beach
4,747 (+27) in Chesterfield County
4,224 (+22) in Henrico County
4,091 (+29) in Norfolk
3,480 (+25) in Richmond
3,384 (+26) in Chesapeake
3,310 (+17) in Arlington
3,186 (+51) in Alexandria

2,048 (+14) in Newport News
2,045 (+21) in Portsmouth
1,734 (+5) in Manassas City
1,662 (+7) in Spotsylvania
1,556 (+13) in Stafford
1,483 (+7) in Suffolk
1,388 (+11) in Hampton
1,131 (+2) in Accomack
1,115 in Harrisonburg
1,104 (+19) in Roanoke City
1,055 (+5) in Culpeper

987 (+5) in Rockingham
930 (+9) in Albemarle
789 (+27) in Lynchburg
749 (+1) in Shenandoah
729 (+7) in Hanover
719 (+4) in Frederick
717 (+18) in Henry
662 (+10) in James City County
658 (+5) in Fauquier
629 (+7) in Buckingham
603 (+15) in Pittsylvania

578 (+1) in Greensville
570 (+4) in Charlottesville
564 (+12) in Petersburg
546 (+4) in Manassas Park
530 (+4) in Roanoke County
506 (+10) in Danville
475 (+2) in Prince George
470 (+5) in Mecklenburg
452 (+2) in Isle of Wight
447 (+11) in Bedford
447 in Prince Edward
439 (+8) in Fredericksburg
427 (+3) in Winchester
413 (+1) in York

388 in Galax
380 (+5) in Warren
358 (+4) in Carroll
357 (+4) in Page
341 (+4) in Montgomery
327 (+4) in Augusta
325 (+2) in Richmond County
319 (+1) in Sussex
311 in Southampton
302 (+2) in Hopewell
301 (+1) in Northampton

297 (+2) in Washington
270 (+6) in Campbell
269 (+7) in Wise
265 (+5) in Martinsville
259 (+5) in Brunswick
250 (+4) in Dinwiddie
243 in Orange
237 (+9) in Amherst
235 (+4) in Caroline
223 (+4) in Louisa
222 (+2) in Franklin City
221 (+1) in Botetourt
219 (-1) in Westmoreland
212 (+2) in Colonial Heights
204 (+1) in Emporia
204 in Fluvanna

197 (+3) in Franklin County
197 (+1) in Waynesboro
190 (+4) in Patrick
185 (+3) in Greene
185 (+7) in Smyth
183 in Nottoway
181 (+2) in Gloucester

177 (+6) in King George
176 (+6) in Halifax
176 (+3) in Salem
175 in Goochland
172 (+4) in Powhatan
166 in Grayson
166 (+5) in Russell
162 (+1) in Staunton
153 (+1) in Lee

145 (+5) in Tazewell
140 (+1) in Williamsburg
137 (+1) in New Kent
133 (+5) in Scott
131 in Wythe
121 (+8) in Appomattox
118 (+1) in Floyd
109 in Essex
105 (+2) in Fairfax City
104 (-1) in King William
103 in Bristol

As of Thursday's update, 8,998 (+73 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,427 (+17) people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

More women have been infected by the virus at 56,288 cases versus the 52,923 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 671 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 35 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for 19.7 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,"Gov. Ralph Northam previously said. "So take this seriously and please stay home."

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,131 (+2)
Albemarle: 930 (+9)
Alleghany: 59
Alexandria: 3,186 (+51)
Amelia: 89 (+4)
Amherst: 237 (+9)
Appomattox: 121 (+8)
Arlington: 3,310 (+17)
Augusta: 327 (+4)

Bath: 4
Bedford: 447 (+11)
Bland: 38
Bristol: 103
Botetourt: 221 (+1)
Brunswick: 259 (+5)
Buchanan: 88 (+1)
Buckingham: 629 (+7)
Buena Vista City: 68 (+1)

Campbell: 270 (+6)
Caroline: 235 (+4)
Carroll: 358 (+4)
Charles City: 58 (+1)
Charlotte: 59
Charlottesville: 570 (+4)
Chesapeake: 3,384 (+26)
Chesterfield: 4,747 (+27)
Clarke: 75
Colonial Heights: 212 (+2)
Covington: 15
Craig: 20
Culpeper: 1,055 (+5)
Cumberland: 86 (+1)

Danville: 506 (+10)
Dickenson: 55 (+1)
Dinwiddie: 250 (+4)

Emporia: 204 (+1)
Essex: 109

Fairfax: 17,330 (+100)
Fairfax City: 105 (+2)
Falls Church: 64 (+1)
Fauquier: 658 (+5)
Floyd: 118 (+1)
Fluvanna: 204
Franklin City: 222 (+2)
Franklin County: 197 (+3)
Frederick: 719 (+4)
Fredericksburg: 439 (+8)

Galax: 388
Giles: 34
Gloucester: 181 (+2)
Goochland: 175
Grayson: 166
Greene: 185 (+3)
Greensville: 578 (+1)

Halifax: 176 (+6)
Hanover: 729 (+7)
Hampton: 1,388 (+11)
Harrisonburg: 1,115
Henrico: 4,224 (+22)
Henry: 717 (+18)
Highland: 6
Hopewell: 302 (+2)

Isle of Wight: 452 (+2)

James City: 662 (+10)

King George: 177 (+6)
King and Queen: 44
King William: 104 (-1)

Lancaster: 52 (+3)
Lee: 153 (+1)
Lexington: 38 (+1)
Louisa: 223 (+4)
Loudoun: 5,614 (+34)
Lunenburg: 74 (+3)
Lynchburg: 789 (+27)

Madison: 78
Manassas City: 1,734 (+5)
Manassas Park: 546 (+4)
Martinsville: 265 (+5)
Mathews: 23
Mecklenburg: 470 (+5)
Middlesex: 54
Montgomery: 341 (+4)

Nelson: 76 (+1)
New Kent: 137 (+1)
Newport News: 2,048 (+14)
Norfolk: 4,091 (+29)
Northampton: 301 (+1)
Northumberland: 81
Norton: 22
Nottoway: 183

Orange: 243

Page: 357 (+4)
Patrick: 190 (+4)
Petersburg: 564 (+12)
Pittsylvania: 603 (+15)
Poquoson: 50 (+1)
Portsmouth: 2,045 (+21)
Powhatan: 172 (+4)
Prince Edward: 447
Prince George: 475 (+2)
Prince William: 10,100 (+66)
Pulaski: 99 (+3)

Radford: 75 (+3)
Rappahannock: 47 (+1)
Richmond City: 3,480 (+25)
Richmond County: 325 (+2)
Roanoke City: 1,104 (+19)
Roanoke County: 530 (+4)
Rockbridge: 80
Rockingham: 987 (+5)
Russell: 166 (+5)

Salem: 176 (+3)
Scott: 133 (+5)
Shenandoah: 749 (+1)
Smyth: 192 (+7)
Spotsylvania: 1,662 (+7)
Southampton: 311
Stafford: 1,556 (+13)
Staunton: 162 (+1)
Suffolk: 1,483 (+7)
Surry: 53 (+1)
Sussex: 319 (+1)

Tazewell: 145 (+5)

Virginia Beach: 5,562 (+40)

Warren: 380 (+5)
Washington: 297 (+2)
Waynesboro: 197 (+1)
Westmoreland: 219 (-1)
Winchester: 427 (+3)
Williamsburg: 140 (+1)
Wise: 269 (+7)
Wythe: 131

York: 413 (+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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