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COVID-19 in Virginia: 6 new outbreaks reported Thursday, September 17

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 10:15:22-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 958 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Thursday. That means 6 new outbreaks were recorded since Wednesday's reporting.

Data show 415 (+1 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 10,116 COVID-19 cases and 1,456 deaths. That is up 47 cases and 8 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Three new outbreaks were also reported in congregate settings as well two outbreaks reported in correctional facilities.

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

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The health department reported 1,101 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 23,051 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 137,460. Of those cases, 21,008 (+341 from previous day) are associated with outbreaks.

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

19,921 (+84) in Fairfax County
11,883 (+73) in Prince William County
6,567 (+44) in Loudoun County
6,553 (+38) in Virginia Beach
5,656 (+28) in Chesterfield County
5,155 (+35) in Henrico County
4,707 (+22) in Norfolk
4,407 (+23) in Richmond
4,141 (+22) in Chesapeake
3,791 (+12) in Arlington
3,649 (+21) in Alexandria

2,629 (+9) in Newport News
2,439 (+12) in Portsmouth
2,343 (+50) in Harrisonburg
2,060 (+19) in Spotsylvania
1,904 (+46) in Stafford
1,874 (+5) in Manassas City
1,877 (+18) in Suffolk
1,748 (+12) in Hampton
1,589 (+35) in Montgomery
1,447 (+34) in Roanoke City
1,237 (+16) in Lynchburg
1,326 (+14) in Rockingham
1,195 (+5) in Hanover
1,170 (+3) in Culpeper
1,163 (+2) in Accomack
1,150 (+5) in Albemarle

983 (+12) in Henry
961 (+26)in Charlottesville
928 (+7) in Pittsylvania
885 (+8) in Fauquier
829 (+6) in Frederick
812 (+8) in James City County
798 (+5) in Shenandoah
796 (+29) in Danville
761 (+20) in Greensville
745 (+20) in Roanoke County
699 (+4) in Petersburg
698 (+4) in Prince George
695 (+1) in Radford
683 (+11) in Isle of Wight
681 (+15) in Bedford
675 (+4) in Buckingham
656 (+14) in Mecklenburg

599 (+1) in Manassas Park
549 (+6) in Prince Edward
525 (+20) in Southampton
523 (+5) in Fredericksburg
514 (+1) in York
499 (+7) in Washington
475 (+4) in Winchester
465 in Carroll
452 (+9) in Augusta
409 (+5) in Smyth
409 in Warren
406 in Galax

393 (+5) in Campbell
385 (+2) in Wise
380 (+3) in Franklin City
378 in Page
376 (+1) in Sussex
376 (+4) in Hopewell
370 (+2) in Martinsville
357 (+6) in Amherst
347 (+4) in Dinwiddie
346 (+4) in Richmond County
340 (+4) in Brunswick
336 (+48) in Fluvanna
310 (+6) in Halifax
304 in Northampton
303 (+1) in Caroline
302 (+7) in Orange

292 in Grayson
287 (+3) in Franklin County
281 (+1) in Botetourt
275 (+2) in Louisa
269 (+9) in Patrick
255 (+1) in Salem
254 (+3) in Lee
252 in Goochland
252 (+7) in Westmoreland
250 (+1) in Waynesboro
245 (+1) in Emporia
242 (+1) in Colonial Heights
241 (+6) in Nottoway
238 (+6) in Tazewell
228 (+1) in Russell
226 in Gloucester
226 (+1) in King George
223 (+3) in Staunton
212 (+2) in Wythe
208 (+1) in Greene
208 in Powhatan

199 (+1) in Appomattox
194 (+4) in Pulaski
188 (-1) in Floyd
179 (+7) in New Kent
177 (+1) in Scott
171 (+2) in Bristol
170 (+1) in Williamsburg
164 (+1) in Essex
146 (+4) in King William
133 (+1) in Fairfax City
133 (+5) in Northumberland
122 (+1) in Amelia
120 (+5) in Lancaster
113 in Buchanan
107 in Lunenburg
105 in Surry
102 in Cumberland
100 (+1) in Madison

As of Thursday's update, 10,464 (+75 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,920 (+36) 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 70,586 cases versus the 65,963 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 911 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 33 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: 1,163 (+2)
Albemarle: 1,150 (+5)
Alleghany: 77
Alexandria: 3,649 (+21)
Amelia: 122 (+1)
Amherst: 357 (+6)
Appomattox: 199 (+1)
Arlington: 3,791 (+12)
Augusta: 452 (+9)

Bath: 6 (+2)
Bedford: 681 (+15)
Bland: 64
Bristol: 171 (+2)
Botetourt: 281 (+1)
Brunswick: 340 (+4)
Buchanan: 113
Buckingham: 675 (+4)
Buena Vista City: 78

Campbell: 393 (+5)
Caroline: 303 (+1)
Carroll: 465
Charles City: 81 (+2)
Charlotte: 98 (+1)
Charlottesville: 961 (+26)
Chesapeake: 4,141 (+22)
Chesterfield: 5,656 (+28)
Clarke: 90 (+2)
Colonial Heights: 242 (+1)
Covington: 30
Craig: 27 (+1)
Culpeper: 1,170 (+3)
Cumberland: 102

Danville: 796 (+29)
Dickenson: 81 (+2)
Dinwiddie: 347 (+4)

Emporia: 245 (+1)
Essex: 164 (+1)

Fairfax: 19,921 (+84)
Fairfax City: 133 (+1)
Falls Church: 67 (+1)
Fauquier: 885 (+8)
Floyd: 188 (-1)
Fluvanna: 336 (+48)
Franklin City: 380 (+3)
Franklin County: 287 (+3)
Frederick: 829 (+6)
Fredericksburg: 523 (+5)

Galax: 406
Giles: 74 (+1)
Gloucester: 226
Goochland: 252
Grayson: 292
Greene: 208 (+1)
Greensville: 761 (+20)

Halifax: 310 (+6)
Hanover: 1,195 (+5)
Hampton: 1,748 (+12)
Harrisonburg: 2,343 (+50)
Henrico: 5,155 (+35)
Henry: 983 (+12)
Highland: 6
Hopewell: 376 (+4)

Isle of Wight: 683 (+11)

James City: 812 (+8)

King George: 226 (+1)
King and Queen: 66
King William: 146 (+4)

Lancaster: 120 (+5)
Lee: 254 (+3)
Lexington: 49 (+1)
Louisa: 275 (+2)
Loudoun: 6,567 (+44)
Lunenburg: 107
Lynchburg: 1,237 (+16)

Madison: 100 (+1)
Manassas City: 1,874 (+5)
Manassas Park: 599 (+1)
Martinsville: 370 (+2)
Mathews: 35 (+4)
Mecklenburg: 656 (+14)
Middlesex: 84 (+1)
Montgomery: 1,589 (+35)

Nelson: 97 (+2)
New Kent: 179 (+7)
Newport News: 2,629 (+9)
Norfolk: 4,707 (+22)
Northampton: 304
Northumberland: 133 (+5)
Norton: 33
Nottoway: 241 (+6)

Orange: 302 (+7)

Page: 378
Patrick: 269 (+9)
Petersburg: 699 (+4)
Pittsylvania: 928 (+7)
Poquoson: 76
Portsmouth: 2,439 (+12)
Powhatan: 208
Prince Edward: 549 (+6)
Prince George: 698 (+4)
Prince William: 11,883 (+73)
Pulaski: 194 (+4)

Radford: 695 (+1)
Rappahannock: 64 (+1)
Richmond City: 4,407 (+23)
Richmond County: 346 (+4)
Roanoke City: 1,447 (+34)
Roanoke County: 745 (+20)
Rockbridge: 96 (+3)
Rockingham: 1,326 (+14)
Russell: 228 (+1)

Salem: 255 (+1)
Scott: 177 (+1)
Shenandoah: 798 (+5)
Smyth: 409 (+5)
Spotsylvania: 2,060 (+19)
Southampton: 525 (+20)
Stafford: 1,904 (+46)
Staunton: 223 (+3)
Suffolk: 1,877 (+18)
Surry: 105
Sussex: 376 (+1)

Tazewell: 238 (+6)

Virginia Beach: 6,553 (+38)

Warren: 409
Washington: 499 (+7)
Waynesboro: 250 (+1)
Westmoreland: 252 (+7)
Winchester: 475 (+4)
Williamsburg: 170 (+1)
Wise: 385 (+2)
Wythe: 212 (+2)

York: 514 (+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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