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COVID-19 Live Updates | Virginia reports 10,842 cases, fewest in a while

You'll find important information about coronavirus cases as well as the impacts that COVID-19 is having on life in Hampton Roads and in northeastern North Carolina.

Web Editor's Note: As of November 7, 2020, we will be using the combined total of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 when we report daily numbers. That figure is what departments of health use in making their decisions about coronavirus. Prior to that date, the figures we used represented confirmed cases only.

Monday, Jan. 17

9:25 a.m.

Monday, the Virginia Department of Health reported significantly fewer new COVID-19 cases than the days preceding it.

Today, they added 10,842 infections to the official count. That's the lowest single-day case count since Jan. 5.

The new cases bring the state's running total to 1,397,155 coronavirus cases since March 2020. There have been 15,814 deaths in the same amount of time.

That means 11 COVID-19 deaths were reported over the weekend.

Today, 3,812 people are hospitalized with cases of the disease. That number's been slowly dipping down over the last week.

Out of the current COVID-19 patients, 656 people are in ICU wards and 373 people are on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 852
  • Chesapeake -- 509
  • Norfolk -- 432
  • Newport News -- 320
  • Hampton -- 246
  • Portsmouth -- 136
  • James City County -- 118
  • Suffolk -- 116
  • Gloucester County -- 80
  • York County -- 70
  • Isle of Wight County -- 46
  • Poquoson -- 20
  • Mathews County -- 9

Friday, Jan. 14

2:23 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 35,759 newly reported COVID-19 cases Friday. Officials said it would not be making any other updates again until Jan. 18, which is after Martin Luther King Day.

At this time, there are 4,381 patients being treated in NC hospitals for the virus. Since the pandemic started almost two years ago, the state has seen 19,903 people die from COVID-19.

Here are the vaccination numbers of the state's adult population: 74% of adults received at least one dose and 70% of adults received at least two doses or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

9:35 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 17,219 newly counted coronavirus cases to its count Friday morning. That's fewer cases than the state has added each day since Tuesday.

In total, since March 2020, Virginia has tracked 1,351,417 coronavirus infections and 15,803 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, 3,845 people were in Virginia hospitals with cases of COVID-19. Out of that group of patients, 656 people were in ICU wards and 360 people needed ventilators.

The total number of patients who have been hospitalized for COVID-19 in our state and were later discharged is 83,676.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 1,240
  • Chesapeake -- 549
  • Norfolk -- 474
  • Newport News -- 427
  • Hampton -- 322
  • James City County -- 196
  • Portsmouth -- 206
  • Suffolk -- 231
  • York County -- 112
  • Gloucester County -- 129
  • Isle of Wight County -- 64
  • Poquoson -- 25
  • Mathews County -- 13

Thursday, Jan. 13

1:10 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 44,833 newly reported COVID-19 cases Thursday. 

NC health officials released the following statement regarding the spike in reported cases:

During Dec. 31, 2021 through Jan. 11, 2022, some laboratory results from GENETWORx laboratory were not submitted to NCDHHS. As a result, 36,473 test results (including 10,791 positive results) from this period were not included in data on the NCDHHS data dashboard. This issue did not cause any delays in results being sent to patients or providers. The issue with submission of results from GENETWORx to NCDHHS has been resolved; case and test data reported on Thursday, Jan. 13 will be higher as it will incorporate data that would have been reported on earlier dates.

The state currently has 4,275 patients being treated in its hospitals for the virus and the daily positivity rate is 30.1%.

Here are the COVID-19 vaccination percentages: 74% of adults in NC have gotten at least one dose of the shot and 70% of adults in the state are fully vaccinated.

9:25 a.m.

According to the Virginia Department of Health's Thursday update, 3,894 people were hospitalized with cases of COVID-19 this morning, and Virginia was down to 1,926 available hospital beds left open.

There were 646 people in ICU wards, with 132 adult ICU beds left open.

Out of today's COVID-19 patients, 349 people were on ventilators.

VDH added 18,942 newly reported COVID-19 cases this morning, bringing the running total to 1,334,198 infections since the pandemic began.

In the months since March 2020, Virginia has also seen 15,785 COVID-19 deaths.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 1,279
  • Chesapeake -- 730
  • Norfolk -- 572
  • Newport News -- 548
  • Hampton -- 386
  • James City County -- 308
  • Portsmouth -- 293
  • Suffolk -- 231
  • York County -- 129
  • Gloucester County -- 109
  • Isle of Wight County -- 67
  • Poquoson -- 25
  • Mathews County -- 8

Wednesday, Jan. 12

1:12 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said it added 25,445 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Wednesday.

As of today, 19,763 people have died in the state from COVID-19 and currently, there are 4,098 patients being treated in NC hospitals for the virus.

The state's daily positivity rate is 30.9%.

Here's who's vaccinated in NC: 74% of adults received at least one dose of the COVID-19 shot and 70% of adults are fully vaccinated.

11:27 a.m.

Today, 3,899 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of the disease in Virginia. There were 621 people in ICU wards, and 345 on ventilators.

9:24 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 19,836 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its dashboard today.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Commonwealth has reported 1,315,256 total infections and 15,750 deaths from COVID-19 complications. 

At this time, hospitalization information had not yet been updated for the day. 

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 1,114
  • Chesapeake -- 585
  • Norfolk -- 472
  • Hampton -- 433
  • Newport News -- 400
  • Portsmouth -- 218
  • Suffolk -- 213
  • James City County -- 180
  • York County -- 118
  • Gloucester County -- 118
  • Isle of Wight County -- 93
  • Poquoson -- 43
  • Mathews County -- 5

Tuesday, Jan. 11

1:39 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 17,705 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Tuesday.

In the state, the daily positivity rate is 30.5% and there are currently 3,991 patients currently in NC hospitals being treated for the virus.

As of today, the death toll is at 19,706 COVID-19 deaths counted since the pandemic started almost two years ago.

Here are the vaccination numbers: 74% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 70% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:40 a.m.

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association is keeping track of the number of open hospital beds, and by the latest count, there were 2,461 inpatient beds left.

In the same report, the VHHA said 3,845 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 this morning. There were 589 people in ICU wards with the disease, and 328 people on ventilators.

By this morning's update, the Virginia Department of Health reached 1,295,420 total coronavirus infections and 15,715 COVID-19 deaths. That's since the beginning of the pandemic.

Today, Virginia added 16,681 newly reported infections.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 999
  • Chesapeake -- 644
  • Newport News -- 389
  • Norfolk -- 450
  • Hampton -- 340
  • Portsmouth -- 232
  • Suffolk -- 181
  • James City County -- 152
  • York County -- 94
  • Gloucester County -- 90
  • Isle of Wight County -- 61
  • Poquoson -- 25
  • Mathews County -- 4

Monday, Jan. 10

12:39 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said the state saw 18,254 newly reported COVID-19 cases Monday afternoon.

 There are currently 3,850 patients in NC hospitals being treated for the virus. As of today, 19,685 people in the state have died from COVID-19, since the pandemic started back in March of 2020.

Currently, 3,850 people across the state are hospitalized because of COVID-19 complications, and 11% of those patients are on a ventilator, which signifies a downward trend. 

9:24 a.m.

Virginia added 15,463 new COVID-19 cases to its dashboard today. That's not the highest number of new cases reported in recent days, but it's still about three times higher than the numbers Virginia saw in early December. 

There have been 15,671 deaths from COVID-19 complications, and there has been 1,278,739 total cases since the pandemic began. 

Today, 3,681 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of the disease. There were 567 people in ICU wards, and 314 on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Newport News -- 1,188
  • Virginia Beach -- 873
  • Hampton -- 819
  • James City County -- 604
  • Chesapeake -- 431
  • Norfolk -- 401
  • York County -- 303
  • Portsmouth -- 181
  • Suffolk -- 147
  • Gloucester County -- 55
  • Poquoson -- 52
  • Isle of Wight County -- 42
  • Mathews County -- 10

Friday, Jan. 7

2:02 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said the state saw 28,474 newly reported COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon. 

There are currently 3,474 patients in NC hospitals being treated for the virus and the state's daily positivity rate is 31.2%.

As of today, 16,619 people in the state have died from COVID-19, since the pandemic started back in March of 2020.

Here are the state's COVID-19 vaccination rates: 74% of adults have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine and 70% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:36 a.m.

Virginia reached 1,221,036 total COVID-19 cases and 15,651 COVID-19 deaths this morning.

The latest report added 18,309 new coronavirus infections and nine deaths in the commonwealth.

More than 1,300 of the new cases were from the city of Virginia Beach.

Today, 3,329 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of the disease. There were 545 people in ICU wards, and 297 on ventilators.

That means Virginia's COVID-19 hospitalizations are as high as they've ever been. The last time hospitalizations were close to this number was on January 13, 2020, when 3,201 people were hospitalized with COVID-19.

From the start of the pandemic until now, 80,763 people in Virginia have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and later discharged.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 1,308
  • Chesapeake -- 685
  • Norfolk -- 642
  • Newport News -- 459
  • Hampton -- 419
  • Portsmouth -- 286
  • Suffolk -- 261
  • James City County -- 140
  • Gloucester County -- 98
  • York County -- 80
  • Isle of Wight County -- 67
  • Poquoson -- 34
  • Mathews County -- 24

Thursday, Jan. 6

9:28 a.m.

Virginia added 15,840 more COVID-19 infections to its running count Thursday morning. That's not the highest number of new cases reported in recent days, but it's still about three times higher than the numbers Virginia saw in early December.

Today's new cases bring the state total to 1,202,727 infections since the pandemic began.

In the last two years, 15,642 people have died from COVID-19 complications in the commonwealth.

The current 7-day positivity rate from PCR tests is 33.6%. That means about 1/3rd of the people who have taken PCR tests recently have COVID-19.

In previous peaks of the pandemic in Virginia, the 7-day positivity rate didn't get above 20%.

Today, 2,965 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Virginia. Out of those patients, 499 people were in ICU wards.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 1,229
  • Chesapeake -- 619
  • Norfolk -- 512
  • Portsmouth -- 308
  • Suffolk -- 238
  • Newport News -- 201
  • Hampton -- 170
  • Gloucester County -- 109
  • Isle of Wight County -- 76
  • James City County -- 26
  • York County -- 26
  • Poquoson -- 13
  • Mathews County -- 12

Wednesday, Jan. 5 

1:17 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 20,770 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard today. This is a new record. 

 There are currently 3,099 people in hospitals across NC being treated for the virus.

Since the pandemic started back in March of 2020, NC has seen 19,542 of its residents die from COVID-19.

Here's the number of adults vaccinated in the state: 63% of the population has at least one dose, and 59% have been fully vaccinated.

9:34 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 10,728 new COVID-19 cases this morning.

 The health department's total has reached 1,186,887 infections since March 2020, with 15,631 COVID-19 deaths in the same amount of time.

This morning, Virginia's 7-day PCR testing positivity rate was 32%.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 870
  • Chesapeake -- 484
  • Norfolk -- 327
  • Hampton -- 315
  • Newport News -- 291
  • Suffolk -- 181
  • Portsmouth -- 167
  • James City County -- 83
  • York County -- 79
  • Isle of Wight County -- 52
  • Gloucester County -- 48
  • Mathews County -- 12
  • Poquoson -- 20

Tuesday, Jan. 4

12:50 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 10,276 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Tuesday afternoon.

The state's daily positivity rate is 29.7% and there are currently 3,008 people in hospitals across NC being treated for the virus.

Since the pandemic started back in March of 2020, NC has seen 19,494 of its residents die from COVID-19.

Here's the number of adults vaccinated in the state: 74% of adults have at least one dose and 69% of adults have been fully vaccinated.

9:11 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 15,449 new COVID-19 cases this morning. 

The health department's total has reached 1,176,159 infections since March 2020, with 15,622 COVID-19 deaths in the same amount of time.

This morning, Virginia's 7-day PCR testing positivity rate was 29.9%.

Locality numbers will be posted when updated.

Monday, Jan. 3

12:53 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 12,989 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Monday afternoon.

There are currently 2,722 patients being treated in NC hospitals for the virus and the state's daily positivity rate is 27.4%. Since the pandemic started 19,457 people have died from the virus in NC.

Here are the number of adults vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state: 74% of adults received at least one dose and 69% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:24 a.m.

For the first reporting day of the new year, Virginia's health department added 7,967 new coronavirus cases to its running count.

The health department's total has reached 1,160,703 infections since March 2020, with 15,615 COVID-19 deaths in the same amount of time.

Twenty-eight of those deaths were reported over the weekend.

This morning, Virginia's 7-day PCR testing positivity rate was 27.9%.

There were 2,611 people hospitalized with cases of the virus in Virginia, and out of those patients, 498 were in ICU wards. There were 259 COVID-19 patients on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 555
  • Chesapeake -- 306
  • Norfolk -- 220
  • Newport News -- 220
  • Portsmouth -- 127
  • Suffolk -- 66
  • Hampton -- 153
  • Gloucester County -- 32
  • York County -- 32
  • Isle of Wight County -- 28
  • James City County -- 60
  • Mathews County -- 8
  • Poquoson -- 7

Friday, Dec. 31

1:40 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 19,174 new COVID-19 cases to its running count on Friday. The state has seen a total of 1,686,667 cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 2,887 people are being treated in hospitals for COVID-19. 526 people are in an intensive care unit.

19,426 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

9:05 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 17,618 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, once again setting a new record.

Today's new case count is the highest recorded since the pandemic began, breaking the records set on Wednesday and Thursday. VDH reported 12,112 new cases on Wednesday and 13,500 on Thursday.

Since the pandemic began, the state has seen a total of 1,118,518 cases and 15,587 deaths from COVID-19.

Right now, 2,182 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 81 more than yesterday.

VDH hasn't updated its locality information yet.

Thursday, Dec. 30

3:15 p.m.

The North Carolina health department updated their COVID-19 dashboard Thursday, adding a record-breaking 18,571 cases. That is nearly double what they added Wednesday. 

There have now been a total of 1,667,493 cases in the state, and 19,399 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic. 

2,258 people are in the hospital with 501 of them in the ICU.

12:59 p.m.

Right now, 2,101 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 87 more than yesterday. VHHA data shows that 467 patients have been admitted since Christmas day.

In a joint statement, the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association urged people with asymptomatic or mild cases, or other non-serious illnesses, to avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital.

The groups said those visits place strain on hospitals and healthcare workers amid the increased need for emergency care.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 886
  • Chesapeake -- 444
  • Norfolk -- 389
  • Newport News -- 376
  • Portsmouth -- 176
  • Suffolk -- 144
  • Hampton -- 250
  • Gloucester County -- 58
  • York County -- 87
  • Isle of Wight County -- 58
  • James City County -- 119
  • Mathews County -- 8
  • Poquoson -- 10

9:10 a.m.

Virginia broke the record of the highest reported new COVID-19 cases in a single day, which was set yesterday.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 13,500 new cases Thursday morning, topping the 12,112 new cases added yesterday.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the state has seen a total of 1,100,900 cases and 15,565 deaths.

Of the 130,000 cases reported in December, almost half have come since Christmas Eve.

The state hasn't updated its hospitalization data nor new cases by locality yet.

Wednesday, Dec. 29

12:11 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 9,377 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The state has seen 1,648,922 total cases and 19,339 deaths since the pandemic began.

Right now, 2,122 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus. 484 people are being treated in an intensive care unit.

10:54 a.m.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 655
  • Chesapeake -- 282
  • Norfolk -- 287
  • Newport News -- 262
  • Portsmouth -- 196
  • Suffolk -- 137
  • Hampton -- 233 
  • Gloucester County -- 33
  • York County -- 69
  • Isle of Wight County -- 42
  • James City County -- 123
  • Mathews County -- 5
  • Poquoson -- 10

9:10 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 12,112 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Wednesday morning, the highest count since the state began reporting. 

Previously, the highest count came on Jan. 17, 2021, with 9,914 new cases reported. Today's update is the first time Virginia surpassed 10,000 cases in a single day.

Right now, 2,014 people are being treated in hospitals for COVID-19. This is the third time during the pandemic that Virginia has surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 patients.

Since the pandemic began, the state has seen a total of 1,087,400 cases and 15,541 deaths from COVID-19.

Virginia's health department hasn't updated its data for how many cases were detected in each locality.

Tuesday, Dec. 28

3:30 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health reported 3,698 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,639,545.

The number of cases is a drop since Christmas Day's 6,895 cases but way above what we were seeing a month ago when we saw 1,041 cases. 

1,992 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, and 19,308 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic. 

The health department's data shows 59% of the total population has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and 63% have had at least one dose. 

9:30 a.m.

Virginia added 7,439 newly detected coronavirus cases Tuesday morning -- jumping back up into the high range of daily case counts the commonwealth was seeing before Christmas.

Today's cases bring Virginia's running total number of infections to 1,075,288, with 15,504 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The Virginia Department of Health also tracks vaccination rates for the state.

By the latest count, about 77% of the total Virginia population had been vaccinated with at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine (and that jumped to 88.3% of the 18+ population).

About 67% of the commonwealth's population was fully vaccinated (and about 77.9% of the adult population was).

In Virginia, 1,948,110 people had been vaccinated with a booster or third dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

By 9:30 a.m., Virginia's health department had not updated its data for how many cases were detected in each locality.

Monday, Dec. 27

1:30 p.m.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 282
  • Chesapeake -- 123
  • Norfolk -- 102
  • Newport News -- 50
  • Portsmouth -- 75
  • Suffolk -- 41
  • Hampton -- 41
  • Gloucester County -- 9
  • York County -- 8
  • Isle of Wight County -- 14
  • James City County -- 20
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 4

10 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 4,472 new cases to its running count on Monday morning. The state has seen 1,067,849 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 1,672 people across the Commonwealth are being treated in hospitals for the virus, with 399 in an intensive care unit.

15,319 people have died from the virus since the pandemic began.

Friday, Dec. 24

9:30 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 8,756 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases this Christmas Eve. That's a steep jump from the number of new cases reported yesterday.

Since the pandemic started in March 2020, the state has reached 1,049,336 total COVID-19 cases and 15,294 people have died from the virus.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 361
  • Chesapeake -- 170
  • Norfolk -- 162
  • Portsmouth -- 81 
  • Suffolk -- 68
  • Hampton -- 101
  • Gloucester County -- 22
  • York County -- 41
  • Isle of Wight County -- 19
  • James City County -- 63
  • Mathews County -- 7
  • Poquoson -- 11
  • Newport News -- 119

Thursday, Dec. 23

1:12 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released the following statement:

In recognition of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, NCDHHS will not publish dashboards on Thursday, Dec. 23, Friday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 27, or Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. The following Dashboards that have normally scheduled publications on Thursday will move their publication to Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 of Christmas week: CLI Surveillance, Outbreaks and Clusters, and Wastewater Monitoring. The Cases Demographics dashboard normally published on Monday will move its publication to Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. There will be no weekly Outbreaks and Clusters reports published on Tuesday, Dec. 28 and no Wastewater Monitoring dashboard published on Thursday, Dec. 30. 

10:03 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 6,473 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its dashboard Thursday morning. 

This state's total number of cases is 1,040,580 counted since the pandemic started in March 2020. Virginia has seen 15,257 COVID-19 total deaths since then.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 327
  • Chesapeake -- 138
  • Norfolk -- 109
  • Portsmouth -- 54 
  • Suffolk -- 45
  • Hampton -- 95
  • Gloucester County -- 21
  • York County -- 39
  • Isle of Wight County -- 14
  • James City County -- 56
  • Mathews County -- 3
  • Poquoson -- 8
  • Newport News -- 147

Wednesday, Dec. 22

2:01 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 4,889 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its dashboard Wednesday. 

The daily positivity rate in NC is 10.4% and there are 1,680 people being treated in state hospitals for the virus.

Here are the vaccination updates: 73% of adults received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 69% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:47 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 5,972 newly reported coronavirus cases Wednesday morning. The commonwealth hasn't seen so many cases in a single reporting day since January.

The new cases bring the total case count up to 1,034,107 infections. In the last year and a half, 15,224 people have also died from the disease in Virginia.

Today, 1,550 people were hospitalized with cases of COVID-19 in the state. That's 32 more people than were hospitalized yesterday.

Today, 379 people were in ICU wards with COVID-19, and 209 people were on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 272
  • Chesapeake -- 112
  • Norfolk -- 85
  • Portsmouth -- 50
  • Suffolk -- 45
  • Hampton -- 42
  • Gloucester County -- 14
  • York County -- 12
  • Isle of Wight County -- 11
  • James City County -- 9
  • Mathews County -- 3
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Newport News -- -4

Tuesday, Dec. 21

12:22 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 2,894 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its dashboard Tuesday afternoon.

The state's daily positivity rate increased to 10.3% since yesterday and there are now 1,682 people being treated in hospitals across NC for the virus.

Here is the number of adults vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state: 73% of adults are vaccinated with at least one dose and 69% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:40 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 4,437 newly reported coronavirus cases to its dashboard Tuesday morning. The last time the commonwealth saw that many cases in a day was Sept. 10.

With those new infections, the state's total has reached 1,028,135 cases since March 2020.

By the latest update, 15,174 people had died from COVID-19 in Virginia. There were 1,518 people in Virginia hospitals, with 378 people in ICU wards and 213 people on ventilators.

In the months since the pandemic reached Virginia, 76,468 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and later discharged.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 170
  • Chesapeake -- 98
  • Hampton -- 64
  • Norfolk -- 49
  • Newport News -- 49
  • Suffolk -- 34
  • Isle of Wight County -- 22
  • Portsmouth -- 20
  • Gloucester County -- 20
  • York County -- 18
  • James City County -- 14
  • Poquoson -- 5
  • Mathews County -- 5

Monday, Dec. 20

12:39 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 2,892 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Monday afternoon.

Since the pandemic started in March 2020, the state has seen 19,167 people die from COVID-19. 

The state's daily positivity rate is 9.3%, and right now, there are 1,630 patients being treated in NC hospitals for the virus. 

With lots of people traveling for the holiday, everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated to stay protected from the virus. The CDC has recommended people to get Moderna or Pfizer vaccines but said any vaccine is better than nothing.

9:30 a.m.

Virginia is contending with 2,991 more cases Monday morning.

The Virginia Department of Health added those infections to its running count, bringing the total (since March 2020) up to 1,023,698 coronavirus cases.

In the same months, 15,135 people have died from COVID-19 in the commonwealth.

Monday morning, 1,436 people were in hospitals across the state for cases of COVID-19. There were 368 people in ICU wards, and 208 on ventilators.

Since the pandemic reached Virginia, 124 children have been diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 127
  • Chesapeake -- 63
  • Norfolk -- 42
  • Newport News -- 36
  • Hampton -- 35
  • James City County -- 27
  • Suffolk -- 19
  • Portsmouth -- 17
  • Isle of Wight County -- 17
  • Gloucester County -- 13
  • York County -- 9
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 3

Friday, Dec. 17

12:55 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 3,980 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its dashboard Friday.

Across the state in hospitals, there are currently 1,584 patients receiving treatment for COVID-19.

Since the pandemic started 19,121 people have died in North Carolina from the virus. The state's daily positivity rate is now 7.8%.

Here's the number of vaccinated adults in NC: 73% of adults received at least one dose of the COVID-19 shot and 69% of adults are fully vaccinated.

12:06 p.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 3,457 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. The Commonwealth has seen a total of 1,013,390 cases and 15,083 deaths since the pandemic began.

Right now, 1,403 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus, which is 27 fewer than yesterday. 336 people are hospitalized in an intensive care unit.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 147
  • Chesapeake -- 75
  • Norfolk -- 39
  • Newport News -- 34
  • Suffolk -- 35
  • Portsmouth -- 50
  • Hampton -- 53
  • Isle of Wight County -- 16
  • York County -- 16
  • Gloucester County -- 13
  • James City County -- 20
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 6

Thursday, Dec. 16

1:05 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 4,165 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Thursday afternoon. 

As of now, there are 1,604 patients in hospitals across the state receiving treatment for the virus.

North Carolina's daily positivity rate is currently 7.5% and 19,099 people have died from the virus since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Here's the number of vaccinated adults in NC: 73% of adults received at least one dose and 69% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:22 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) added 3,688 new cases to its running count Thursday morning. The Commonwealth has seen 1,009,933 total cases and 15,055 deaths since the pandemic began.

Right now, 1,430 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus, 29 more than yesterday. Since Nov. 27, average COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide have been rising.

Today's seven-day moving average of current hospitalizations is 1,321. For comparison, it was 867 on Nov. 27. Around Oct. 23 was the last time hospitalizations were this high.

As of 9:20 a.m., VDH hasn't updated locality information, so the new case counts for Hampton Roads aren't available yet.

Wednesday, Dec. 15

1:32 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 3,755 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Wednesday afternoon. This is a jump from the number of cases reported yesterday.

The state's daily positivity rate is currently 9.1% and there are 1,561 patients currently being treated in hospitals across the state for the virus.

Since the pandemic started in March 2020, NC has reached 19,070 total COVID-19 deaths. 

Here are the number of adults vaccinated in the state against the virus: 73% of adults received at least one dose and 69% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:37 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 3,135 new COVID-19 cases this morning. The state has seen 1,006,245 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 1,401 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus. 324 of those patients are in ICU and 174 are on ventilators. 

15,025 people in Virginia have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 129
  • Chesapeake -- 86
  • Norfolk -- 69
  • Newport News -- 36
  • Suffolk -- 27
  • Portsmouth -- 27
  • Hampton -- 26
  • Isle of Wight County -- 14
  • York County -- 13
  • Gloucester County -- 11
  • James City County -- 10
  • Poquoson -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 2

Tuesday, Dec. 14

4:19 p.m.

North Carolina officials shared an update Tuesday afternoon on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Gov. Roy Cooper marked the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 vaccines available in the state. Right now, 73% of North Carolina adults, 62% of people age 5 and over, and 94% of seniors 65 and over have gotten at least one shot. 

He encouraged everyone 16 and older to get a booster shot as protection against new COVID-19 variants. Cooper said that getting vaccinated will help protect people and their loved ones from severe COVID-19 during the holidays.

He also reminded people to sign up for health insurance on healthcare.gov, saying that the American Rescue Plan can help more than 225,000 additional North Carolinians who are eligible for lower premiums or even no-cost health insurance.

In her likely last appearance before stepping down, Dr. Mandy Cohen, the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, thanked all the healthcare workers that have worked to vaccinate people and the residents who got the vaccine.

Dr. Cohen said the number of new cases, the percent of visits to the emergency room for COVID-like illness, and hospitalizations are increasing. The highest rates of new cases are among children and young adults, groups that are the least vaccinated.

Dr. Cohen wrapped up by thanking North Carolinians for their resilence during the pandemic. She said the state's Department of Health and Human Services is in a strong position to continue to carry out its mission.

"What you don't see is the incredible team of leaders, scientists, and doctors that have guided and led our work to protect the health and well-being of North Carolinians," Dr. Cohen said. 

12:48 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 1,932 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Tuesday. 

There are currently 1,575 people being treated in hospitals across the state for the virus. NC has reached 19,033 total COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Here are the number of adults vaccinated against the virus in NC: 73% of adults have received at least one shot and 69% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:27 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 2,416 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday morning. The state has seen 1,003,110 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 1,330 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus. 301 of those patients are in ICU and 178 are on ventilators. 

14,992 people in Virginia have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 103
  • Chesapeake -- 61
  • Norfolk -- 48
  • Newport News -- 43
  • Suffolk -- 36
  • Hampton -- 27
  • James City County -- 18
  • Gloucester County -- 15
  • York County -- 14
  • Portsmouth -- 13
  • Poquoson -- 7
  • Isle of Wight County -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 0

Monday, Dec. 13

1:55 p.m.

North Carolina added 2,168 new COVID-19 cases to its running count Monday morning. The state has seen 1,575,222 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 1,550 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus. 416 people are being treated in an intensive care unit. 

19,010 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

1:49 p.m.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 63
  • Chesapeake -- 26
  • Norfolk -- 39
  • Newport News -- 28
  • Hampton -- 18
  • James City County -- 7
  • York County -- 13
  • Portsmouth -- 11
  • Isle of Wight County -- 3
  • Gloucester County -- 7
  • Suffolk -- 20
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0

9:19 a.m.

In today's update, Virginia crossed over 1 million total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. The state's Department of Health added 1,668 new cases to its running count.

Right now, 1,278 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus. 292 people are being treated in an intensive care unit.

14,957 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

As of 9:18 a.m., the Virginia Department of Health hasn't updated its locality information, so the new case counts for Hampton Roads aren't available yet.