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COVID-19 in Virginia: 7 new outbreaks reported Wednesday, August 12

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 17:24:09-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 715 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Wednesday. That means seven new outbreaks were recorded since Tuesday's reporting.

Data show 338 (+3 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 8,554 COVID-19 cases and 1,282 deaths. That is up 49 cases and 2 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Two outbreaks were also reported in congregate settings and two outbreaks were reported in educational settings.

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

The health department reported 776 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 16,365 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 102,521. Of those cases, 15,451 (+108 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:

16,642 (+98) in Fairfax County
9,605 (+39) in Prince William County
5,372 (+26) in Loudoun County
5,139 (+28) in Virginia Beach
4,475 (+36) in Chesterfield County
3,968 (+20) in Henrico County
3,802 (+15) in Norfolk
3,248 (+19) in Richmond
3,118 (+13) in Arlington
3,014 (+19) in Alexandria
3,008 (+50) in Chesapeake

1,872 (+17) in Newport News
1,855 (+22) in Portsmouth
1,670 (+4) in Manassas City
1,536 (+22) in Spotsylvania
1,424 (+19) in Stafford
1,334 (+18) in Suffolk
1,273 (+16) in Hampton
1,108 (+2) in Accomack
1,083 (+1) in Harrisonburg
1,036 (+4) in Roanoke City
1,012 in Culpeper

957 (+7) in Rockingham
856 (+8) in Albemarle
724 (+2) in Shenandoah
686 (+1) in Frederick
660 (+3) in Hanover
654 (+10) in Lynchburg
623 in Fauquier
621 (+3) in James City County
611 (+1) in Buckingham
611 (+15) in Henry

550 (+4) in Charlottesville
531 (+5) in Petersburg
529 (+32) in Greensville
518 (+2) in Manassas Park
516 (+8) in Pittsylvania
502 (+4) in Roanoke County
447 (+1) in Mecklenburg
424 (+8) in Prince George
423 in Prince Edward
419 (+4) in Danville
414 (+8) in Fredericksburg
404 (+1) in Winchester
401 (+11) in Isle of Wight

375 (+1) in York
370 (+3) in Bedford
356 in Warren
351 (+1) in Galax
347 (+1) in Page
333 (+1) in Carroll
322 in Richmond County
312 (+5) in Montgomery
310 (+2) in Sussex

296 in Northampton
287 (+5) in Augusta
285 (+11) in Southampton
278 (+3) in Hopewell
239 (+2) in Brunswick
237 (+1) in Washington
231 (+1) in Orange
223 in Dinwiddie
219 (+4) in Martinsville
218 (+2) in Caroline
216 (+1) in Botetourt
216 (-2) in Campbell
214 (+1) in Westmoreland
203 (+3) in Colonial Heights

196 (+2) in Fluvanna
195 (+5) in Louisa
188 (+3) in Franklin City
184 (+1) in Amherst
182 in Nottoway
180 (+2) in Emporia
181 (+13)in Wise
177 in Waynesboro
176 (+1) in Franklin County
169 (+2) in Greene
167 (+2) in Goochland
166 (+4) in Gloucester
163 in Salem
161 in Patrick

159 (+2) in Halifax
156 in Grayson
154 in Staunton
154 (+3) in Smyth
151 (+2) in Powhatan
153 (+4) in King George
134 (+4) in Russell
130 (+5) in Lee
129 (+1) in New Kent
128 in Williamsburg
123 (+1) in Tazewell
119 (+3) in Wythe
111 in Scott
105 (+1) in Essex

As of Wednesday's update, 8,532 (+74 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,352 (+8) people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

More women have been infected by the virus at 52,447 cases versus the 49,414 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 660 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 more than 35 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for 19.6 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: 1,108 (+2)
Albemarle: 856 (+8)
Alleghany: 62
Alexandria: 3,014 (+19)
Amelia: 82 (+1)
Amherst: 184 (+1)
Appomattox: 89 (+1)
Arlington: 3,118 (+13)
Augusta: 287 (+5)

Bath: 4
Bedford: 370 (+3)
Bland: 25 (+3)
Bristol: 88
Botetourt: 216 (+1)
Brunswick: 239 (+2)
Buchanan: 80
Buckingham: 611 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 58 (+2)

Campbell: 216 (-2)
Caroline: 218 (+2)
Carroll: 333 (+1)
Charles City: 53
Charlotte: 55 (+1)
Charlottesville: 550 (+4)
Chesapeake: 3,008 (+50)
Chesterfield: 4,475 (+36)
Clarke: 72 (+1)
Colonial Heights: 203 (+3)
Covington: 13
Craig: 17
Culpeper: 1,012
Cumberland: 77 (+1)

Danville: 419 (+4)
Dickenson: 49 (+1)
Dinwiddie: 223

Emporia: 180 (+2)
Essex: 105 (+1)

Fairfax: 16,642 (+98)
Fairfax City: 92 (+1)
Falls Church: 61 (+1)
Fauquier: 623
Floyd: 90 (+13)
Fluvanna: 196 (+2)
Franklin City: 188 (+3)
Franklin County: 176 (+1)
Frederick: 686 (+1)
Fredericksburg: 414 (+8)

Galax: 351 (+1)
Giles: 27 (+1)
Gloucester: 166 (+4)
Goochland: 167 (+2)
Grayson: 156
Greene: 169 (+2)
Greensville: 529 (+32)

Halifax: 159 (+2)
Hanover: 660 (+3)
Hampton: 1,273 (+16)
Harrisonburg: 1,083 (+1)
Henrico: 3,968 (+20)
Henry: 611 (+15)
Highland: 6
Hopewell: 278 (+3)

Isle of Wight: 401 (+11)

James City: 621 (+3)

King George: 153 (+4)
King and Queen: 42
King William: 91 (+1)

Lancaster: 41 (+1)
Lee: 130 (+5)
Lexington: 33
Louisa: 195 (+5)
Loudoun: 5,372 (+26)
Lunenburg: 66 (+2)
Lynchburg: 654 (+10)

Madison: 71 (+1)
Manassas City: 1,670 (+4)
Manassas Park: 518 (+2)
Martinsville: 219 (+4)
Mathews: 18
Mecklenburg: 447 (+1)
Middlesex: 46
Montgomery: 312 (+5)

Nelson: 54 (+2)
New Kent: 129 (+1)
Newport News: 1,872 (+17)
Norfolk: 3,802 (+15)
Northampton: 296
Northumberland: 78
Norton: 21
Nottoway: 182

Orange: 231 (+1)

Page: 347 (+1)
Patrick: 161
Petersburg: 531 (+5)
Pittsylvania: 516 (+8)
Poquoson: 44
Portsmouth: 1,855 (+22)
Powhatan: 151 (+2)
Prince Edward: 423
Prince George: 424 (+8)
Prince William: 9,605 (+39)
Pulaski: 90

Radford: 58 (+2)
Rappahannock: 44
Richmond City: 3,248 (+19)
Richmond County: 322
Roanoke City: 1,036 (+4)
Roanoke County: 502 (+4)
Rockbridge: 69 (+1)
Rockingham: 957 (+7)
Russell: 134 (+4)

Salem: 163
Scott: 111
Shenandoah: 724 (+2)
Smyth: 154 (+3)
Spotsylvania: 1,536 (+22)
Southampton: 285 (+11)
Stafford: 1,424 (+19)
Staunton: 154
Suffolk: 1,334 (+18)
Surry: 51 (-1)
Sussex: 310 (+2)

Tazewell: 123 (+1)

Virginia Beach: 5,139 (+28)

Warren: 356
Washington: 237 (+1)
Waynesboro: 177
Westmoreland: 214 (+1)
Winchester: 404 (+1)
Williamsburg: 128
Wise: 181 (+13)
Wythe: 119 (+3)

York: 375 (+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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