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COVID-19 in Virginia: 19 new outbreaks reported Wednesday

Posted at 6:49 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 18:49:46-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 167 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Wednesday.

That is an increase of 19 outbreaks since Tuesday morning's report. Data shows 91 outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 985 COVID-19 cases and 78 deaths as of Tuesday. That is up 46 cases and 1 death from the previous day's report.

The number of COVID-19 cases associated with "distinct clusters" of local transmission of the virus continues to climb and accounted for 469 of new COVID-19 cases, including:

2,256 (179) in Fairfax County
924 (+57) in Prince William County
684 (+63) in Henrico County
663 (+38) in Arlington County
475 (+7) in Loudon County
474 (+12) ) in Alexandria
356 (+10) in Chesterfield County
318 (+54) in Harrisonburg
313 (+25) in Virginia Beach
250 (+4) in Richmond
180 (+4) in Chesapeake
170 (+6) in Stafford
147 (+1) in James City County
126 (+8) in Norfolk
101 (+1) in Newport News

The health department reported 636 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 2,434 people tested since Tuesday's update. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 10,226.

As of Wednesday's update, 1,659 people were hospitalized and 349 people have 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 nearly 34 percent of cases, data reveals.

"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 12 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 5,318 cases versus the 4,875 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 73 cases in the Commonwealth.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 59 (+7)
Albemarle: 68 (+2)
Alleghany: 5
Alexandria: 474 (+12)
Appomattox: 10 (+3)
Arlington: 663 (+38)
Amelia: 15
Amherst: 10
Augusta: 30 (+2)

Bedford: 20 (+1)
Bristol: 1
Botetourt: 26 (+1)
Brunswick: 13 (+1)
Buchanan: 12
Buckingham: 27
Buena Vista City: 5

Campbell: 10
Caroline: 20 (+3)
Carroll: 3
Charles City: 11
Charlotte: 8
Charlottesville: 44 (+3)
Chesapeake: 180 (+4)
Chesterfield: 356 (+10)
Clarke: 6
Colonial Heights: 37 (+1)
Covington: 1
Craig: 2
Culpeper: 73 (+8)
Cumberland: 10

Danville: 29
Dinwiddie: 8

Emporia: 12
Essex: 2

Fairfax: 2,256 (179)
Fairfax City: 25 (+3)
Falls Church: 25 (+1)
Fauquier: 56 (+7)
Floyd: 1
Fluvanna: 69 (+1)
Franklin City: 14 (+2)
Franklin County: 17 (+1)
Frederick: 86 (+3)
Fredericksburg: 17

Galax: 1
Giles: 4
Gloucester: 21
Goochland: 63 (+1)
Greene: 9 +(1)
Greensville: 24 (+1)

Halifax: 12
Hanover: 97 (+4)
Hampton: 97 (+5)
Harrisonburg: 318 (+54)
Henrico: 684 (+63)
Henry: 10
Highland: 1 (new)
Hopewell: 16

Isle of Wight: 90 (+2)

James City: 147 (+1)

King George: 20 (+1)
King and Queen: 2
King William: 2

Lancaster: 1
Lexington: 3
Lee: 7
Louisa: 37 (+2)
Loudoun: 475 (+7)
Lunenburg: 3
Lynchburg: 43

Madison: 12
Manassas City: 117 (+7)
Manassas Park: 34 (+3)
Mathews: 3
Mecklenburg: 69 (+1)
Middlesex: 3
Montgomery: 50 (+2)

Nelson: 7 (+1)
New Kent: 20
Newport News: 101
Norfolk: 126 (+8)
Northampton: 8 (+1)
Northumberland: 5
Norton: 2
Nottoway: 8

Orange: 22 (+1)

Page: 16 (+2)
Patrick: 1
Petersburg: 24
Pittsylvania: 9 (+2)
Poquoson: 6
Portsmouth: 93 (+11)
Powhatan: 9 (+1)
Prince Edward: 19
Prince George: 28
Prince William: 924 (+57)
Pulaski: 9 (+1)

Radford: 2 (+1)
Rappahannock: 1
Richmond City: 250 (+4)
Richmond County: 53
Roanoke City: 27 (+2)
Roanoke County: 31 (+6)
Rockbridge: 5
Rockingham: 145 (+23)
Russell: 2

Salem: 8 (+2)
Scott: 5
Shenandoah: 53 (+8)
Smyth: 13
Spotsylvania: 83 (+4)
Southampton: 19 (+1)
Stafford: 170 (+6)
Staunton: 10
Suffolk: 126 (+15)
Surry: 4
Sussex: 23

Tazewell: 4

Virginia Beach: 313 (+25)

Warren: 27 (+1)
Washington: 29
Waynesboro: 8
Westmoreland: 12 (+2)
Winchester: 29 (+2)
Williamsburg: 14 (-1)
Wise: 18
Wythe: 11 (+1)

York: 43

*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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