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COVID-19 Live Updates | North Carolina up about 890 cases Wednesday; Virginia has tested more than 340,000 people

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

Wednesday, June 3

11:50 a.m.

Today, North Carolina's health department added 888 newly counted coronavirus cases and 18 COVID-19 deaths to its coronavirus dashboard.

In total, the state has seen 30,777 cases and 939 deaths since the outbreak began. 

North Carolina has processed 449,263 coronavirus tests, and there were 684 people hospitalized for virus treatment Wednesday morning

9:10 a.m.

This morning, Virginia's health department reported there has been a total of 44,715 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,322 COVID-19 related deaths in the state. 

The new update reflects 646 cases and 22 deaths newly reported Wednesday.

Virginia has processed more than 340,000 tests to detect active cases of the virus.

Tuesday, June 2

1:47 p.m.

The number of coronavirus cases in the state of North Carolina is up to 29,889, according to state health officials, with deaths totaling 921.

The coronavirus case count in northeastern North Carolina is 618.

9:11 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health says there have been 44,069 cases of COVID-19 in Virginia. Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore have had 4,859 cases.

The majority of people who've gotten sick have been in the 40-49 age group.

Statewide, 1,300 people have died from the disease. 

Monday, June 1

11:35 a.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says that the number of cases the state has had is 29,263. Of those 602 have been in northeastern North Carolina.

Since the disease reached he state, 898 people have died.

9 a.m.

The latest coronavirus case count in Virginia is in and currently stands at 43,247 with 4,777 in the Hampton Roads region, including the Eastern Shore.

Deaths only jumped by eight from Sunday into Monday, which leaves the death toll at 1,282.

Sunday, May 31

9 a.m.

The Virginia Department Health reports 970 newly counted cases and 5 more deaths.

In total, since the outbreak began, there have been 42,499 confirmed cases and 1,274 deaths related to confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The total number of cases (this includes probable cases) are 44,607 and 1,375 deaths (including probable) related to COVID-19.

Saturday, May 30

12 p.m.

Newport News Shipbuilding confirmed another COVID-19 case at its shipyard on Friday.

That brings the total number of cases at the shipyard to 59. Thirty-five NNS employees have been medically cleared to return to work.

Here's the information on the latest case:

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: May 26, 2020

10 a.m.

The Virginia Department Health reports 1,052 newly counted cases and 11 more deaths.

In total, since the outbreak began, there have been 41,529 confirmed cases and 1,269 deaths related to confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Friday, May 29

11:50 a.m.

The Norfolk Harborfest is going virtual.

Since the festival can't be held in the traditional way, Norfolk FestEvents announced that the 44th Harborfest events will be held digitally from Friday June, 5 to Sunday, June 7.

All digital content will be shared on the Norfolk Festevents social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

11:25 a.m.

North Carolina reported 1,076 more positive coronavirus test results and 32 more deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday.

So far, the state has run 391,231 tests and this morning, was helping 680 virus-affected in state hospitals. Since the outbreak began, there have been 26,488 confirmed cases and 859 deaths in North Carolina.

Today, the state is reporting about a 9 percent positivity rate among tests. That's up from Thursday's 8 percent.

As of this Wednesday, North Carolina had 250 contact tracers on the job, figuring out how people currently infected had caught or potentially spread the new virus.

9:14 a.m.

Today, Virginia's health department reported 1,084 newly counted cases and 22 more deaths.

It's the fourth jump of more than 1,000 cases reported in a day since Sunday.

In total, since the outbreak began, there have been 40,477 confirmed cases and 1,258 deaths related to confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Virginia has processed 296,321 tests, and is reporting a 13.4 percent positivity rate for tests received in the last week.

So far, Virginia hospitals have treated 4,497 people for confirmed cases of the virus.

There have been only two instances of MIS-C in Virginia children - a number that's held steady since Monday.