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COVID-19 in Virginia: 14 new outbreaks reported Wednesday, August 19

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Posted at 8:47 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 15:27:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 765 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Wednesday. That means 14 new outbreaks were recorded since Tuesday's reporting.

Data show 364 (+7 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. Two new outbreaks were also reported in a congregate settings, four in correctional facilities 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 737 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 17,292 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 109,019. Of those cases, 16,238 (+268 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:

17,230 (+76) in Fairfax County
10,034 (+45) in Prince William County
5,580 (+28) in Loudoun County
5,522 (+52) in Virginia Beach
4,720 (+36) in Chesterfield County
4,202 (+13) in Henrico County
4,062 (+30) in Norfolk
3,455 (+30) in Richmond
3,358 (+39) in Chesapeake
3,293 (+29) in Arlington
3,165 (+19) in Alexandria

2,034 (+18) in Newport News
2,024 (+2) in Portsmouth
1,729 (+6) in Manassas City
1,649 (+7) in Spotsylvania
1,543 (+9) in Stafford
1,476 (+18) in Suffolk
1,377 (+15) in Hampton
1,129 (+2) in Accomack
1,115 (+6) in Harrisonburg
1,085 (+1) in Roanoke City
1,050 (+5) in Culpeper

982 (+2) in Rockingham
921 (+5) in Albemarle
762 (+9) in Lynchburg
748 (+1) in Shenandoah
722 (+6) in Hanover
715 (+6) in Frederick
699 (+7) in Henry
653 (+6) in Fauquier
652 (-1) in James City County
622 in Buckingham

588 (+7) in Pittsylvania
577 (+4) in Greensville
566 (+5) in Charlottesville
552 (+6) in Petersburg
542 (+2) in Manassas Park
526 (-1) in Roanoke County
496 (+9) in Danville
473 (+11) in Prince George
465 in Mecklenburg
447 (-4) in Prince Edward
450 (+7) in Isle of Wight
436 (+7) in Bedford
431 (+3) in Fredericksburg
424 (+2) in Winchester
412 (+2) in York

388 (+32) in Galax
375 (+1) in Warren
354 (+5) in Carroll
353 (-1) in Page
337 in Montgomery
323 (+8) in Augusta
323 (-1) in Richmond County
318 in Sussex
311 (+1) in Southampton
301 (+3) in Hopewell
300 in Northampton

295 (+5) in Washington
264 (+4) in Campbell
262 (+6) in Wise
260 (+4) in Martinsville
254 (+4) in Brunswick
246 (+6) in Dinwiddie
243 (+4) in Orange
231 (+1) in Caroline
228 (+5) in Amherst
220 (-2) in Botetourt
220 (+1) in Westmoreland
220 (+1) in Franklin City
219 (+4) in Louisa
210 (+1) in Colonial Heights
203 (+11) in Emporia
203 in Fluvanna

196 (+1) in Waynesboro
194 (+2) in Franklin County
186 (+3) in Patrick
185 (+3) in Smyth
183 in Nottoway
182 in Greene
179 (+1) in Gloucester
175 (+1) in Goochland
173 (+1) in Salem
170 in Halifax
171 (+1) in King George
168 (+1) in Powhatan
166 in Grayson
161 in Staunton
161 (+1) in Russell
153 (+1) in Lee

140 (+2) in Tazewell
139 (+2) in Williamsburg
136 (+2) in New Kent
131 (+1) in Wythe
128 (+1) in Scott
117 (+2) in Floyd
113 (+4) in Appomattox
109 (+1) in Essex
105 in King William
103 (+3) in Bristol
103 (+1) in Fairfax City

As of Wednesday's update, 8,925 (+76 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,410 (+14) people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

More women have been infected by the virus at 55,831 cases versus the 52,520 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 668 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: 1,129 (+2)
Albemarle: 921 (+5)
Alleghany: 59 )
Alexandria: 3,165 (+19)
Amelia: 85
Amherst: 228 (+5)
Appomattox: 113 (+4)
Arlington: 3,293 (+29)
Augusta: 323 (+8)

Bath: 4
Bedford: 436 (+7)
Bland: 38
Bristol: 103 (+3)
Botetourt: 220 (-2)
Brunswick: 254 (+4)
Buchanan: 87 (+3)
Buckingham: 622
Buena Vista City: 67

Campbell: 264 (+4)
Caroline: 231 (+1)
Carroll: 354 (+5)
Charles City: 57 (+1)
Charlotte: 59
Charlottesville: 566 (+5)
Chesapeake: 3,358 (+39)
Chesterfield: 4,720 (+36)
Clarke: 75 (+1)
Colonial Heights: 210 (+1)
Covington: 15
Craig: 20
Culpeper: 1,050 (+5)
Cumberland: 85

Danville: 496 (+9)
Dickenson: 54
Dinwiddie: 246 (+6)

Emporia: 203 (+11)
Essex: 109 (+1)

Fairfax: 17,230 (+76)
Fairfax City: 103 (+1)
Falls Church: 63
Fauquier: 653 (+6)
Floyd: 117 (+2)
Fluvanna: 204
Franklin City: 220 (+1)
Franklin County: 194 (+2)
Frederick: 715 (+6)
Fredericksburg: 431 (+3)

Galax: 388 (+32)
Giles: 34 (+1)
Gloucester: 179 (+1)
Goochland: 175 (+1)
Grayson: 166
Greene: 182
Greensville: 577 (+4)

Halifax: 170
Hanover: 722 (+6)
Hampton: 1,377 (+15)
Harrisonburg: 1,115 (+6)
Henrico: 4,202 (+13)
Henry: 699 (+7)
Highland: 6
Hopewell: 301 (+3)

Isle of Wight: 450 (+7)

James City: 652 (-1)

King George: 171 (+1)
King and Queen: 44 (+1)
King William: 105

Lancaster: 49
Lee: 152 (+1)
Lexington: 37
Louisa: 219 (+4)
Loudoun: 5,580 (+28)
Lunenburg: 71
Lynchburg: 762 (+9)

Madison: 78 (+2)
Manassas City: 1,729 (+6)
Manassas Park: 542 (+2)
Martinsville: 260 (+4)
Mathews: 23
Mecklenburg: 465
Middlesex: 54
Montgomery: 337

Nelson: 75
New Kent: 136 (+2)
Newport News: 2,034 (+18)
Norfolk: 4,062 (+30)
Northampton: 300
Northumberland: 81
Norton: 22
Nottoway: 183

Orange: 243 (+4)

Page: 353 (-1)
Patrick: 186 (+3)
Petersburg: 552 (+6)
Pittsylvania: 588 (+7)
Poquoson: 49
Portsmouth: 2,024 (+2)
Powhatan: 168 (+1)
Prince Edward: 447 (-4)
Prince George: 473 (+11)
Prince William: 10,034 (+45)
Pulaski: 96 (+1)

Radford: 72 (+3)
Rappahannock: 46
Richmond City: 3,455 (+30)
Richmond County: 323 (-1)
Roanoke City: 1,085 (+1)
Roanoke County: 526 (-1)
Rockbridge: 80 (+2)
Rockingham: 982 (+2)
Russell: 161 (+1)

Salem: 173 (+1)
Scott: 128 (+1)
Shenandoah: 748 (+1)
Smyth: 185 (+3)
Spotsylvania: 1,649 (+7)
Southampton: 311 (+1)
Stafford: 1,543 (+9)
Staunton: 161
Suffolk: 1,476 (+18)
Surry: 52
Sussex: 318

Tazewell: 140 (+2)

Virginia Beach: 5,522 (+52)

Warren: 375 (+1)
Washington: 295 (+5)
Waynesboro: 196 (+1)
Westmoreland: 220 (+1)
Winchester: 424 (+2)
Williamsburg: 139 (+2)
Wise: 262 (+6)
Wythe: 131 (+1)

York: 412 (+2)

*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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