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COVID-19 in Virginia: 3 new outbreaks reported Wednesday

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Posted at 11:11 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 11:11:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 278 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Wednesday. That is an increase of three outbreaks since Tuesday's report.

Data shows 164 (+2 from yesterday) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 3,802 COVID-19 cases and 545 deaths as of Wednesday. That is up 55 cases and 23 deaths from the previous day's report.

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The health department reported 946 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 8,845 total tests processed since Tuesday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 26,746.

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

6,666 (+196) in Fairfax County
3,181 (+103) in Prince William County
1,460 (+44) in Arlington
1,305 (+65) in Alexandria
1,283 (+73) in Loudon County
1,146 (+40) in Henrico County
862 (+25) in Chesterfield County
607 (+23) in Harrisonburg
592 (+27) in Richmond
545 (+15) in Accomack
519 (+10) in Virginia Beach
459 (+29) in Manassas City
413 (+17) in Stafford
373 (+9) in Rockingham
354 (+11) in Chesapeake
347 (+46) in Buckingham
327 (+18) in Norfolk
320 (+29) in Culpeper
270 (+9) in Spotsylvania
271 (+11) in Shenandoah
221 (+2) in Suffolk
213 (+3) in Portsmouth
200 in Richmond County
174 in James City County
190 (+10) in Fauquier
183 (+9) in Hanover
182 (+7) in Frederick
174 (+3) in Northampton
171 (+5) in Newport News
152 (+13) in Manassas Park
148 (+1) in Hampton
140 (+11) in Page
138 in Mecklenburg
132 (+1) in Southampton
126 (+2) in Albemarle
116 (+8) in Roanoke City
113 in Isle of Wight

As of Wednesday's update, 3,520 people had been hospitalized and 927 people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

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The coronavirus has most impacted people aged 50 to 69 as that group accounts for nearly 30 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 more than 14 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 13,445 cases versus the 13,135 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 166 cases in the Commonwealth.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 545 (+15)
Albemarle: 126 (+2)
Alleghany: 6
Alexandria: 1,305 (+65)
Appomattox: 22
Arlington: 1,460 (+44)
Amelia: 17
Amherst: 20 (+3)
Augusta: 66 (+2)

Bedford: 40 (+2)
Bristol: 3
Botetourt: 30
Brunswick: 20
Buchanan: 16
Buckingham: 347 (+46)
Buena Vista City: 8

Campbell: 13
Caroline: 39 (+1)
Carroll: 39 (+5)
Charles City: 21
Charlotte: 11
Charlottesville: 68
Chesapeake: 354 (+11)
Chesterfield: 862 (+25)
Clarke: 16
Colonial Heights: 71 (+4)
Covington: 1
Craig: 4
Culpeper: 320 (+29)
Cumberland: 18 (+2)

Danville: 41
Dinwiddie: 30

Emporia: 50 (+1)
Essex: 29 (+3)

Fairfax: 6,666 (+196)
Fairfax City: 43 (+3)
Falls Church: 39 (+2)
Fauquier: 190 (+10)
Floyd: 4 (+1)
Fluvanna: 79 (+1)
Franklin City: 25 (-1)
Franklin County: 30 (+2)
Frederick: 182 (+7)
Fredericksburg: 72 (+6)

Galax: 64 (+8)
Giles: 5 (-3)
Gloucester: 28 (+1)
Goochland: 82
Grayson: 18 (+2)
Greene: 16
Greensville: 49 (+1)

Halifax: 25 (+1)
Hanover: 183 (+9)
Hampton: 148 (+1)
Harrisonburg: 607 (+23)
Henrico: 1,146 (+40)
Henry: 28 (+1)
Highland: 2
Hopewell: 45 (+1)

Isle of Wight: 113

James City: 174

King George: 44
King and Queen: 6
King William: 12

Lancaster: 7
Lee: 10
Lexington: 5
Louisa: 59 (+3)
Loudoun: 1,283 (+73)
Lunenburg: 6
Lynchburg: 72 (+2)

Madison: 22 (+1)
Manassas City: 459 (+29)
Manassas Park: 152 (+13)
Martinsville: 2
Mathews: 5
Mecklenburg: 138
Middlesex: 10
Montgomery: 66

Nelson: 12
New Kent: 28 (+2)
Newport News: 171 (+5)
Norfolk: 327 (+18)
Northampton: 174 (+3)
Northumberland: 11 (+1)
Norton: 2
Nottoway: 14

Orange: 50 (+2)

Page: 140 (+11)
Patrick: 6 (+1)
Petersburg: 53
Pittsylvania: 17
Poquoson: 7
Portsmouth: 213 (+3)
Powhatan: 22 (+1)
Prince Edward: 69 (+1)
Prince George: 46 (+1)
Prince William: 3,181 (+103)
Pulaski: 9

Radford: 3
Rappahannock: 10
Richmond City: 592 (+27)
Richmond County: 200
Roanoke City: 116 (+8)
Roanoke County: 80 (+1)
Rockbridge: 11 (+2)
Rockingham: 373 (+9)
Russell: 6

Salem: 32
Scott: 7
Shenandoah: 271 (+11)
Smyth: 15 (+2)
Spotsylvania: 270 (+9)
Southampton: 132 (+1)
Stafford: 413 (+17)
Staunton: 21 (+3)
Suffolk: 221 (+2)
Surry: 6
Sussex: 38

Tazewell: 6 (-1)

Virginia Beach: 519 (+10)

Warren: 88 (+1)
Washington: 49
Waynesboro: 21
Westmoreland: 42 (+1)
Winchester: 73 (+4)
Williamsburg: 42
Wise: 23 (+1)
Wythe: 15 (+1)

York: 60 (+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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