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Coronavirus Cases Top 100K In Virginia, Positive Rate Up In SW

Patch logo Patch 8/9/2020 Emily Leayman
a close up of a fish: The Virginia Department of Health data shows statewide coronavirus cases topped 100,000 on Sunday, Aug. 9. © Shutterstock The Virginia Department of Health data shows statewide coronavirus cases topped 100,000 on Sunday, Aug. 9.

VIRGINIA — Virginia's cumulative coronavirus cases passed the 100,000 mark on Sunday as 897 new cases were reported. Four new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 2,326. Cumulative hospitalizations stand at 8,369.

The new cases include 240 in the southwest region, 222 in the eastern region, 206 in the northern region, 137 in the central region and 92 in the northwest region.

The 7-day positive average of tests is stable at 7.6 percent. However, the southwest region's average is starting to climb, with the latest average being 9.6 percent. The eastern region's average is now trending downward after increases through mid-July. Other regions remain at or below the statewide average — the central region's 7.6 percent, the northern region's 6.1 percent and northwest region's 5 percent. As of Sunday, 1,240,339 PCR tests have been completed in Virginia.

Hospitalizations with confirmed or pending COVID-19 test results stand at 1,200, down from 1,258 on Saturday and 1,372 on Friday. According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, 12,923 COVID-19 patients have been discharged, up from 12,843 on Saturday. On a regional basis, the hospitalizations include 479 in the eastern region, 223 in the northern region, 207 in the central region, 193 in the southwest region and 98 in the northwest region.

The COVID-19 patients include 146 on ventilators and 260 in the intensive care units. Ventilator use among all hospital patients is at 20 percent, while ICU occupancy stands at 79 percent. Virginia's average ICU occupancy in 2019 was 67 percent.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association dashboard indicates one hospital reported difficulty obtaining personal protective gear in the next 72 hours, and one reported difficulty obtaining other medical supplies. The last time difficulty acquiring PPE was reported had been July 21 to 24.

Here are the latest case updates for our coverage areas between Saturday and Sunday:

  • Alexandria: 2,964 cases, 278 hospitalizations, 60 deaths; increase of 15 cases
  • Arlington County: 3,077 cases, 437 hospitalizations, 135 deaths; increase of 15 cases
  • Fairfax County: 16,376 cases, 1,937 hospitalizations, 529 deaths; increase of 74 cases and four hospitalizations
  • Fairfax City: 88 cases, 11 hospitalizations, seven deaths; increase of three cases
  • Falls Church: 60 cases, nine hospitalizations, six deaths; no change
  • Loudoun County: 5,280 cases, 349 hospitalizations, 115 deaths; increase of 26 cases
  • Manassas: 1,653 cases, 123 hospitalizations, 22 deaths; increase of 10 cases and one hospitalization
  • Manassas Park: 516 cases, 50 hospitalizations, seven deaths; increase of three cases
  • Prince William County: 9,488 cases, 801 hospitalizations, 176 hospitalizations; increase of 60 cases and two hospitalizations
  • Fredericksburg: 403 cases, 46 hospitalizations, four deaths; increase of three cases and one death
  • Spotsylvania County: 1,486 cases, 95 hospitalizations, 35 deaths; increase of 15 cases
  • Stafford County: 1,374 cases, 120 hospitalizations, nine deaths; increase of eight cases, one hospitalization and one death

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