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COVID-19 in Virginia: 6 new outbreaks reported Thursday, July 2

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Posted at 8:45 PM, Jul 02, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 465 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Thursday. That is an increase of six outbreak since Wednesday's reporting.

Data show 242 (+2 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 6,889 COVID-19 cases and 1,099 deaths. That is up 27 cases and 22 additional deaths from the previous day's report.

The health department reported 532 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 18,328 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 63,735.

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

13,886 (+2) in Fairfax County
7,390 (+59) in Prince William County
4,083 (+36) in Loudon County
2,939 (+25) in Chesterfield County
2,615 (+12) in Henrico County
2,496 (+12) in Arlington
2,327 (+2) in Alexandria
2,227 (+14) in Richmond
1,417 (+3) in Manassas City
1,225 (+22) in Virginia Beach
1,042 (-1) in Accomack
1,001 (+7) in Spotsylvania
1,000 (+10) in Stafford
987 (+53) in Norfolk
959 (+34) in Chesapeake
941 (+4) in Harrisonburg
812 (+1) in Culpeper
730 (+10) in Rockingham
582 (+15) in Shenandoah
560 (+1) in Buckingham
541 (+6) in Newport News
513 (+16) in Portsmouth
512 (+7) in Frederick
431 (+1) in Manassas Park
436 (-2) in Roanoke City
435 (+6) in Hanover
425 (+5) in Suffolk
421 (+1) in Fauquier
412 (+5) in Albemarle
366 (+5) in Greensville
330 (+4) in Winchester
339 (+3) in Hampton
298 in Richmond County
292 (+2) in Warren
278 (+3) in Page
273 (+9) in Henry
271 (+2) in Northampton
268 (+3) in James City County
261 (+5) in Galax
260 (+7) in Roanoke County
250 (+1) in Fredericksburg
246 (+4) in Mecklenburg
238 (-1) in Prince George
249 (+10) in Petersburg
224 (+3) in Carroll
218 (+2) in Charlottesville
205 (+5) in Sussex
194 (+3) in Prince Edward
187 (+5) in Augusta
182 (+6) in Hopewell
181 in Isle of Wight
160 (+3) in Southampton
152 (+2) in Orange
149 (+2) in Montgomery
146 (+1) in Lynchburg
145 (+1) in Colonial Heights
143 (+1) in Dinwiddie
140 (+3) inn Emporia
128 (+3) in Caroline
125 (+6) in Bedford
125 (+2) in Botetourt
123 (+1) in Pittsylvania
121 (+1) in Goochland
119 in Louisa
116 (+1) in York
114 (+2) in Fluvanna
112 (+1) in Nottoway
108 in Westmoreland
107 (+1) in Brunswick

As of Thursday's update, 6,333 people had been hospitalized and 1,816 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 more than 25 percent of cases, data show.

"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 17 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 31,987 cases versus the 31,314 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 434 cases in the Commonwealth.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,042 (-1)
Albemarle: 412 (+5)
Alleghany: 33
Alexandria: 2,327 (+2)
Amelia: 44
Amherst: 36
Appomattox: 41 (+1)
Arlington: 2,496 (+12)
Augusta: 187 (+5)

Bedford: 125 (+6)
Bland: 2
Bristol: 4
Botetourt: 125 (+2)
Brunswick: 107 (+1)
Buchanan: 31
Buckingham: 560 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 16

Campbell: 45
Caroline: 128 (+3)
Carroll: 224 (+3)
Charles City: 39
Charlotte: 32
Charlottesville: 218 (+2)
Chesapeake: 959 (+34)
Chesterfield: 2,939 (+25)
Clarke: 54 (+3)
Colonial Heights: 145 (+1)
Covington: 5
Craig: 7
Culpeper: 812 (+1)
Cumberland: 52

Danville: 89 (+2)
Dickenson: 5 (+1)
Dinwiddie: 143 (+1)

Emporia: 140 (+3)
Essex: 59

Fairfax: 13,886 (+2)
Fairfax City: 71 (+1)
Falls Church: 53 (+1)
Fauquier: 421 (+1)
Floyd: 18
Fluvanna: 114 (+2)
Franklin City: 51 (-1)
Franklin County: 92 (+1)
Frederick: 512 (+7)
Fredericksburg: 250 (+1)

Galax: 261 (+5)
Giles: 17 (+2)
Gloucester: 49
Goochland: 121 (+1)
Grayson: 87 (+1)
Greene: 67 (+1)
Greensville: 366 (+5)

Halifax: 57 (+3)
Hanover: 435 (+6)
Hampton: 339 (+3)
Harrisonburg: 941 (+4)
Henrico: 2,615 (+12)
Henry: 273 (+9)
Highland: 3
Hopewell: 182 (+6)

Isle of Wight: 181

James City: 268 (+3)

King George: 99 (+2)
King and Queen: 24 (+1)
King William: 42

Lancaster: 11
Lee: 12 (+1)
Lexington: 11 (+1)
Louisa: 119
Loudoun: 4,083 (+36)
Lunenburg: 36 (+2)
Lynchburg: 146 (+1)

Madison: 43
Manassas City: 1,417 (+3)
Manassas Park: 431 (+1)
Martinsville: 80 (+2)
Mathews: 6
Mecklenburg: 246 (+4)
Middlesex: 15
Montgomery: 149 (+2)

Nelson: 18
New Kent: 57
Newport News: 541 (+6)
Norfolk: 987 (+53)
Northampton: 271 (+2)
Northumberland: 37
Norton: 4
Nottoway: 112 (+1)

Orange: 152 (+2)

Page: 278 (+3)
Patrick: 47
Petersburg: 249 (+10)
Pittsylvania: 123 (+1)
Poquoson: 19
Portsmouth: 513 (+16)
Powhatan: 82
Prince Edward: 194 (+3)
Prince George: 238 (-1)
Prince William: 7,390 (+59)
Pulaski: 46

Radford: 13 (+1)
Rappahannock: 20
Richmond City: 2,227 (+14)
Richmond County: 298
Roanoke City: 436 (-2)
Roanoke County: 260 (+7)
Rockbridge: 32 (+1)
Rockingham: 730 (+10)
Russell: 13 (+1)

Salem: 70 (+1)
Scott: 10
Shenandoah: 582 (+15)
Smyth: 40 (+1)
Spotsylvania: 1,001 (+7)
Southampton: 160 (+3)
Stafford: 1,000 (+10)
Staunton: 74
Suffolk: 425 (+5)
Surry: 16
Sussex: 205 (+5)

Tazewell: 16 (+1)

Virginia Beach: 1,225 (+22)

Warren: 292 (+2)
Washington: 65 (+1)
Waynesboro: 86 (+2)
Westmoreland: 108
Winchester: 330 (+4)
Williamsburg: 61
Wise: 28
Wythe: 53

York: 116 (+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.

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  2. Avoid non-essential travel.

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