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COVID-19 in Virginia: 7 new outbreaks reported Wednesday, July 15

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Posted at 4:52 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 17:13:20-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 545 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Wednesday. That means seven new outbreaks were reported since Tuesday's reporting.

Data show 276 (+3 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 7,348 COVID-19 cases and 1,180 deaths. That is up 54 cases and 3 additional deaths from the previous day's report.

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

The health department reported 1,084 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 15,573 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 73,527.

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

14,653 (+79) in Fairfax County
7,947 (+57) in Prince William County
4,519 (+61) in Loudon County
3,324 (+46) in Chesterfield County
2,947 (+22) in Henrico County
2,677 (+17) in Arlington
2,486 (+21) in Alexandria
2,473 (+16) in Richmond
2,137 (+144) in Virginia Beach

1,742 (+136) in Norfolk
1,497 (+3) in Manassas City
1,441 (+49) in Chesapeake
1,094 (+6) in Spotsylvania
1,085 (+10) in Stafford
1,045 in Accomack

996 (+4) in Harrisonburg
900 (+44) in Newport News
872 (+9) in Culpeper
803 (+4) in Rockingham
794 (+33) in Portsmouth
633 (+21) in Suffolk
619 (+3) in Shenandoah
612 (+1) in Roanoke City

592 (+24) in Hampton
583 (+20) in Albemarle
577 in Buckingham
565 (+7) in Frederick
498 (+1) in Fauquier
491 (+5) in Hanover
463 (+2) in Manassas Park

388 (+10) in James City County
384 (+2) in Greensville
381 (+18) in Henry
361 (+4) in Winchester
348 (+10) in Petersburg
342 (+1) in Roanoke County
318 (+8) in Charlottesville
317 (+3) in Warren
309 (-1) in Richmond County
310 (+7) in Page

292 (+2) in Galax
288 (+1) in Fredericksburg
275 (+1) in Northampton
276 (+11) in Prince George
267 (+4) in Mecklenburg
263 (+8) in Carroll
240 (+3) in Isle of Wight
238 in Prince Edward
219 (+3) in Sussex
218 (+5) in Augusta
212 (+2) in Hopewell
201 (+2) in Montgomery
200 (+7) in Lynchburg

187 (+12) in Pittsylvania
186 in Southampton
186 (+1) in Westmoreland
180 (+4) in York
174 (+4) in Bedford
167 (+2) in Orange
163 (+2) in Colonial Heights
162 (+2) in Dinwiddie
161 (+1) in Botetourt

148 (+10) in Danville
147 (+2) in Caroline
146 in Emporia
143 in Brunswick
143 (+5) in Louisa
139 in Fluvanna
135 (+4) in Goochland
135 (+11) in Nottoway
129 (+3) in Waynesboro
123 (+6) in Martinsville
115 (+1) in Franklin County
106 (+5) in Staunton
105 (+1) in King George
100 (+3) in Powhatan
100 (-1) in Salem

As of Wednesday's update, 6,905 people had been hospitalized and 1,992 people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

More women have been infected by the virus at 37,153 cases versus the 35,983 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 481 cases in the Commonwealth.

The coronavirus first most impacted people aged 50 to 69, which currently accounts for nearly 25 percent of cases in Virginia. However, people aged 30 to 49 now account for more than 36 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for 18.1 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: 1,045
Albemarle: 583 (+20)
Alleghany: 53 (+1)
Alexandria: 2,486 (+21)
Amelia: 55 (+2)
Amherst: 42 (+2)
Appomattox: 48
Arlington: 2,677 (+17)
Augusta: 218 (+5)

Bath: 1
Bedford: 174 (+4)
Bland: 3
Bristol: 14
Botetourt: 161 (+1)
Brunswick: 143
Buchanan: 48 (+2)
Buckingham: 577
Buena Vista City: 25 (+3)

Campbell: 71 (+1)
Caroline: 147 (+2)
Carroll: 263 (+8)
Charles City: 42 (+1)
Charlotte: 38
Charlottesville: 318 (+8)
Chesapeake: 1,441 (+49)
Chesterfield: 3,324 (+46)
Clarke: 61
Colonial Heights: 163 (+2)
Covington: 5
Craig: 9
Culpeper: 872 (+9)
Cumberland: 61

Danville: 148 (+10)
Dickenson: 7 (+1)
Dinwiddie: 162 (+2)

Emporia: 146
Essex: 66

Fairfax: 14,653 (+79)
Fairfax City: 74
Falls Church: 54 (+1)
Fauquier: 498 (+1)
Floyd: 25
Fluvanna: 139
Franklin City: 80 (+2)
Franklin County: 115 (+1)
Frederick: 565 (+7)
Fredericksburg: 288 (+1)

Galax: 292 (+2)
Giles: 18
Gloucester: 79 (+3)
Goochland: 135 (+4)
Grayson: 95 (+3)
Greene: 88 (+1)
Greensville: 384 (+2)

Halifax: 89
Hanover: 491 (+5)
Hampton: 592 (+24)
Harrisonburg: 996 (+4)
Henrico: 2,947 (+22)
Henry: 381 (+18)
Highland: 3
Hopewell: 212 (+2)

Isle of Wight: 240 (+3)

James City: 388 (+10)

King George: 105 (+1)
King and Queen: 31 (+1)
King William: 59 (+1)

Lancaster: 22 (+2)
Lee: 26 (+4)
Lexington: 21 (+2)
Louisa: 143 (+5)
Loudoun: 4,519 (+61)
Lunenburg: 42
Lynchburg: 200 (+7)

Madison: 48 (-1)
Manassas City: 1,497 (+3)
Manassas Park: 463 (+2)
Martinsville: 123 (+6)
Mathews: 7
Mecklenburg: 267 (+4)
Middlesex: 18 (+1)
Montgomery: 201 (+2)

Nelson: 27 (+2)
New Kent: 76
Newport News: 900 (+44)
Norfolk: 1,742 (+136)
Northampton: 275 (+1)
Northumberland: 47
Norton: 4
Nottoway: 135 (+11)

Orange: 167 (+2)

Page: 310 (+7)
Patrick: 52
Petersburg: 348 (+10)
Pittsylvania: 187 (+12)
Poquoson: 23
Portsmouth: 794 (+33)
Powhatan: 100 (+3)
Prince Edward: 238
Prince George: 276 (+11)
Prince William: 7,947 (+57)
Pulaski: 55

Radford: 18
Rappahannock: 33 (+1)
Richmond City: 2,473 (+16)
Richmond County: 309 (-1)
Roanoke City: 612 (+1)
Roanoke County: 342 (+1)
Rockbridge: 41 (+5)
Rockingham: 803 (+4)
Russell: 26

Salem: 100 (-1)
Scott: 17 (+1)
Shenandoah: 619 (+3)
Smyth: 46 (+3)
Spotsylvania: 1,094 (+6)
Southampton: 186
Stafford: 1,085 (+10)
Staunton: 106 (+5)
Suffolk: 633 (+21)
Surry: 21
Sussex: 219 (+3)

Tazewell: 34 (+1)

Virginia Beach: 2,137 (+144)

Warren: 317 (+3)
Washington: 90 (+1)
Waynesboro: 129 (+3)
Westmoreland: 186 (+1)
Winchester: 361 (+4)
Williamsburg: 87 (+2)
Wise: 48 (+1)
Wythe: 62 (+3)

York: 180 (+4)

*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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