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COVID-19 in Virginia: 17 new outbreaks reported Wednesday, September 16

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 15:40:51-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 952 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Wednesday. That means 17 new outbreaks were recorded since Tuesday's reporting.

Data show 414 (+3 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 10,069 COVID-19 cases and 1,448 deaths. That is up 58 cases and 11 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Nine new outbreaks were also reported in congregate settings as well five outbreaks reported in educational settings.

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

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The health department reported 845 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 14,901 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 136,359. Of those cases, 20,667 1(+250 from previous day) are associated with outbreaks.

The number of localities with COVID-19 cases that have topped 100 cases since March continue to climb in the Commonwealth:

19,837 (+105) in Fairfax County
11,810 (+45) in Prince William County
6,523 (+34) in Loudoun County
6,515 (-8) in Virginia Beach
5,628 (+35) in Chesterfield County
5,120 (+41) in Henrico County
4,685 (+9) in Norfolk
4,384 (+21) in Richmond
4,119 (+23) in Chesapeake
3,779 (+20) in Arlington
3,628 (+13) in Alexandria

2,620 (+29) in Newport News
2,427 (+3) in Portsmouth
2,293 (+24) in Harrisonburg
2,041 (+12) in Spotsylvania
1,869 in Manassas City
1,859 (+1) in Suffolk
1,858 (+8) in Stafford
1,736 (+6) in Hampton
1,554 (+39) in Montgomery
1,413 (+19) in Roanoke City
1,312 (+18) in Rockingham
1,221 (+14) in Lynchburg
1,190 (+3) in Hanover
1,167 in Culpeper
1,161 in Accomack
1,145 (+5) in Albemarle

971 (+8) in Henry
935 (+12) in Charlottesville
921 (+7) in Pittsylvania
877 (+11) in Fauquier
823 (+2) in Frederick
804 (+3) in James City County
793 (+2) in Shenandoah
767 (+16) in Danville
741 (+1) in Greensville
725 (+10) in Roanoke County
695 (+4) in Petersburg
694 (+5) in Prince George
694 (+9) in Radford
672 (+6) in Isle of Wight
671 (+1) in Buckingham
666 (+3) in Bedford
642 (+8) in Mecklenburg

598 (+1) in Manassas Park
543 (+2) in Prince Edward
518 in Fredericksburg
513 (+4) in York
505 (+31) in Southampton
492 (+3) in Washington
471 in Winchester
465 (+2) in Carroll
443 (+7) in Augusta
409 (+2) in Warren
406 in Galax
404 (+2) in Smyth

388 (+3) in Campbell
383 (+1) in Wise
378 (+2) in Page
377 in Franklin City
375 (+1) in Sussex
372 (-1) in Hopewell
368 (+2) in Martinsville
351 (+3) in Amherst
343 (+2) in Dinwiddie
342 (+4) in Richmond County
336 (+3) in Brunswick
304 (+7) in Halifax
304 in Northampton
302 (+3) in Caroline

295 (+6) in Orange
292 (+2) in Grayson
288 (+41) in Fluvanna
284 (+4) in Franklin County
280 (+2) in Botetourt
273 in Louisa
260 (+5) in Patrick
254 (+2) in Salem
252 in Goochland
251 (+3) in Lee
249 (+1) in Waynesboro
245 (+3) in Westmoreland
244 in Emporia
241 (+1) in Colonial Heights
235 (+2) in Nottoway
232 (+1) in Tazewell
227 (+8) in Russell
226 (-1) in Gloucester
225 (+1) in King George
220 (+1) in Staunton
210 (+1) in Wythe
208 (+1) in Powhatan
207 in Greene

198 (+1) in Appomattox
190 (+2) in Pulaski
189 (+5) in Floyd
176 in Scott
172 (+4) in New Kent
169 in Bristol
169 (+2) in Williamsburg
163 in Essex
142 (+2) in King William
132 (+1) in Fairfax City
128 (+5) in Northumberland
121 (+1) in Amelia
115 (+4) in Lancaster
113 (+2) in Buchanan
107 in Lunenburg
105 (+1) in Surry
102 in Cumberland

As of Wednesday's update, 10,389 (+12 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,884 (+45) people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

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More women have been infected by the virus at 70,036 cases versus the 65,429 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 894 cases in the Commonwealth.

The coronavirus first most impacted people aged 50 to 69, which currently accounts for more than 23 percent of cases in Virginia.

However, people aged 30 to 49 now account for more than 33 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for nearly 21 percent of cases in the state.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,161
Albemarle: 1,145 (+5)
Alleghany: 77 (+2)
Alexandria: 3,628 (+13)
Amelia: 121 (+1)
Amherst: 351 (+3)
Appomattox: 198 (+1)
Arlington: 3,779 (+20)
Augusta: 443 (+7)

Bath: 4
Bedford: 666 (+3)
Bland: 64
Bristol: 169
Botetourt: 280 (+2)
Brunswick: 336 (+3)
Buchanan: 113 (+2)
Buckingham: 671 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 78

Campbell: 388 (+3)
Caroline: 302 (+3)
Carroll: 465 (+2)
Charles City: 79
Charlotte: 97
Charlottesville: 935 (+12)
Chesapeake: 4,119 (+23)
Chesterfield: 5,628 (+35)
Clarke: 88
Colonial Heights: 241 (+1)
Covington: 30 (+1)
Craig: 26
Culpeper: 1,167
Cumberland: 102

Danville: 767 (+16)
Dickenson: 79
Dinwiddie: 343 (+2)

Emporia: 244
Essex: 163

Fairfax: 19,837 (+105)
Fairfax City: 132 (+1)
Falls Church: 66 (-1)
Fauquier: 877 (+11)
Floyd: 189 (+5)
Fluvanna: 288 (+41)
Franklin City: 377
Franklin County: 284 (+4)
Frederick: 823 (+2)
Fredericksburg: 518

Galax: 406
Giles: 73 (+2)
Gloucester: 226 (-1)
Goochland: 252
Grayson: 292 (+2)
Greene: 207
Greensville: 741 (+1)

Halifax: 304 (+7)
Hanover: 1,190 (+3)
Hampton: 1,736 (+6)
Harrisonburg: 2,293 (+24)
Henrico: 5,120 (+41)
Henry: 971 (+8)
Highland: 6
Hopewell: 372 (-1)

Isle of Wight: 672 (+6)

James City: 804 (+3)

King George: 225 (+1)
King and Queen: 66 (+1)
King William: 142 (+2)

Lancaster: 115 (+4)
Lee: 251 (+3)
Lexington: 48 (+1)
Louisa: 273
Loudoun: 6,523 (+34)
Lunenburg: 107
Lynchburg: 1,221 (+14)

Madison: 99
Manassas City: 1,869
Manassas Park: 598 (+1)
Martinsville: 368 (+2)
Mathews: 31 (+6)
Mecklenburg: 642 (+8)
Middlesex: 83 (+2)
Montgomery: 1,554 (+39)

Nelson: 95 (+2)
New Kent: 172 (+4)
Newport News: 2,620 (+29)
Norfolk: 4,685 (+9)
Northampton: 304
Northumberland: 128 (+5)
Norton: 33
Nottoway: 235 (+2)

Orange: 295 (+6)

Page: 378 (+2)
Patrick: 260 (+5)
Petersburg: 695 (+4)
Pittsylvania: 921 (+7)
Poquoson: 76
Portsmouth: 2,427 (+3)i
Powhatan: 208 (+1)
Prince Edward: 543 (+2)
Prince George: 694 (+5)
Prince William: 11,810 (+45)
Pulaski: 190 (+2)

Radford: 694 (+9)
Rappahannock: 63 (+1)
Richmond City: 4,384 (+21)
Richmond County: 342 (+4)
Roanoke City: 1,413 (+19)
Roanoke County: 725 (+10)
Rockbridge: 93 (+1)
Rockingham: 1,312 (+18)
Russell: 227 (+8)

Salem: 254 (+2)
Scott: 176
Shenandoah: 793 (+2)
Smyth: 404 (+2)
Spotsylvania: 2,041 (+12)
Southampton: 505 (+31)
Stafford: 1,858 (+8)
Staunton: 220 (+1)
Suffolk: 1,859 (+1)
Surry: 105 (+1)
Sussex: 375 (+1)

Tazewell: 232 (+1)

Virginia Beach: 6,515 (-8)

Warren: 409 (+2)
Washington: 492 (+3)
Waynesboro: 249 (+1)
Westmoreland: 245 (+3)
Winchester: 471
Williamsburg: 169 (+2)
Wise: 383 (+1)
Wythe: 210 (+1)

York: 513 (+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.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Avoid non-essential travel.

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