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COVID-19 Live Updates | Virginia reports 4,500+ cases; 6,400+ new cases in N.C.

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.

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.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

2:00 p.m.

North Carolina state health officials added 6,415 newly-confirmed cases to its state tally on Wednesday, bringing the full total so far to 690,912. The death toll has reached 8,200, which is up by 61 deaths from Tuesday.

Hospitalizations have dwindled slightly to 3,740. On Tuesday, 3,862 people were in state hospitals being treated for COVID-19.

Officials haven't updated the state vaccinations dashboard since Monday, but it shows that more than 60,000 people across the state have received their first and second vaccine shots, with 344,456 waiting to receive their second dose.

9:15 a.m.

On Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Health reported 4,515 new cases and 63 new deaths related to COVID-19.

The total count of coronavirus cases in the commonwealth had reached 455,591 with 5,861 COVID-19 deaths. 

This morning cases reported in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach remained high.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 373 
  • Virginia Beach -- 293 
  • Hampton -- 137 
  • Norfolk -- 122 
  • Newport News -- 151 
  • Portsmouth -- 76 
  • Suffolk -- 86 
  • James City County -- 63
  • York County -- 38
  • Isle of Wight County -- 20
  • Gloucester County -- 16
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 3

Tuesday, Jan. 19

12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services dashboard showed 684,497 total coronavirus cases, and 8,139 deaths.

That's 9,860 cases newly reported since Sunday. The NCDHHS did not update its coronavirus dashboard on Monday, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The website attributes 5,802 cases to Monday's update and 4,058 cases to Tuesday's update.

Tuesday, there were 3,862 people in North Carolina hospitals, being treated for COVID-19.

So far, 344,456 people in the Tar Heel state have gotten the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. 60,073 people have also gotten a second, final dose.

10:30 a.m.

In the Virginia Department of Health's Tuesday update, the count of coronavirus cases in the commonwealth had reached 451,076, with 5,798 COVID-19 deaths.

That's a jump of 4,526 cases and 59 deaths, compared to yesterday.

This morning, there were 3,173 people in Virginia's hospitals, being treated for COVID-19. That group of patients included 588 people in ICU units, and 347 people on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 248
  • Virginia Beach -- 217
  • Hampton -- 157
  • Norfolk -- 98
  • Newport News -- 93
  • Portsmouth -- 70
  • Suffolk -- 74
  • James City County -- 62
  • York County -- 22
  • Isle of Wight County -- 19
  • Gloucester County -- 13
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 1

Monday, Jan. 18

12:08 p.m.

Today, there will be no coronavirus case update from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Their statement is below:

The NC COVID-19 Dashboards will not be updated on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 due to the state holiday. The next update will be on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

11 a.m.

Virginia added 7,245 coronavirus cases Monday morning, bringing the commonwealth's count to 446,550 cases and 5,739 COVID-19 deaths so far.

Healthcare teams have run more than 4.8 million tests to track the virus's spread in Virginia since March.

This morning, 3,151 people were being treated for COVID-19 in state hospitals. Out of that group, 584 people were in the ICU and 354 people were on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 510
  • Virginia Beach -- 464
  • Hampton -- 232
  • Norfolk -- 219
  • Newport News -- 213
  • Portsmouth -- 92
  • James City County -- 87
  • Suffolk -- 66
  • York County -- 37
  • Gloucester County -- 32
  • Isle of Wight County -- 32
  • Poquoson -- 21
  • Mathews County -- 2

Sunday, Jan. 17

11:45 a.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 6,811 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard.

Currently, there are 3,862 people being treated in the hospital for the virus. NC has seen a total of 674,637 people infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

9:20 a.m.

Virginia health officials said there were 9,914 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. This is a jump from Saturday's cases, by 3,157 new cases.

In VA, there have been a total of 439,305 people infected with COVID-19 since March 2020. Of those cases, 19,913 Virginians were hospitalized for the virus.

Here are the new cases in Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 330
  • Virginia Beach -- 380
  • Newport News -- 202
  • James City County -- 105
  • Norfolk -- 206
  • Suffolk -- 90
  • Hampton -- 134
  • York County -- 41
  • Portsmouth -- 71
  • Gloucester County -- 19
  • Isle of Wight County -- 27
  • Poquoson -- 10
  • Mathews County -- 0

Saturday, Jan. 16

11:30 a.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 7,986 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.

NC health officials said 3,895 people are currently being treated in the hospital for the virus and the daily percent positive is at 11.8%. The state has seen 667,826 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started.

10:00 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 6,757 newly confirmed COVID-19 to its daily dashboard.

There have been a total of 19,846 people hospitalized for COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

Here are the new cases in Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 431
  • Virginia Beach -- 333
  • Newport News -- 139
  • James City County -- 65
  • Norfolk -- 123
  • Suffolk -- 100
  • Hampton -- 137
  • York County -- 43
  • Portsmouth -- 99
  • Gloucester County -- 25
  • Isle of Wight County -- 35
  • Poquoson -- 9
  • Mathews County -- 4

Friday, Jan. 15

1 p.m.

North Carolina reported 8,914 new cases and 108 COVID-19 deaths to its daily dashboard Friday.

The total number of cases since the pandemic began sits at 659,840 and 7,933 total deaths.

There are currently 3,916 people fighting the virus in North Carolina hospitals today.

10:26 a.m.

Virginia added 4,795 more coronavirus cases and 30 COVID-19 deaths to the state dashboard Friday morning.

That makes 422,634 cases and 5,656 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.

There were 3,147 people in state hospitals this morning, seeking treatment for the virus. Of that group, 580 people were in the ICU and 362 were on ventilators.

Here are the new cases in Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 324
  • Virginia Beach -- 154
  • Newport News -- 135
  • James City County -- 70
  • Norfolk -- 68
  • Suffolk -- 62
  • Hampton -- 49
  • York County -- 37
  • Portsmouth -- 25
  • Gloucester County -- 18
  • Isle of Wight County -- 16
  • Poquoson -- 14
  • Mathews County -- 2

Thursday, Jan. 14

12:50 p.m.

NCDHHS added 9,853 new cases to its daily count Thursday, but the high number is due to a technical data issue the health department experienced on Jan. 12.

The state's total case sits at 650,926 and total deaths 7,825.

Currently, there are 3,990residents fighting the virus in North Carolina hospitals.

9:54 a.m.

On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health had a slight increase with 5,294 new cases from around the state.

There have been 417,839 cases and 5,626 COVID-19 deaths since March 2020.

In Hampton Roads, Chesapeake added 400 new cases, breaking yesterday's record of 279. Until now, the city had been averaging 100 new infections a day. 

Chesapeake's positivity rate is 23.1% and is the highest locally. 

Here are the new cases in Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 393
  • Norfolk -- 171
  • Chesapeake -- 400
  • Newport News -- 91
  • Hampton -- 75
  • Portsmouth -- 59
  • York County -- 20
  • Gloucester County -- 28
  • James City County -- 24
  • Suffolk -- 35
  • Isle of Wight County -- 19
  • Poquoson -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 7

Wednesday, Jan. 13

1:15 p.m.

North Carolina health officials added 5,098 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases to its state tally, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 641,073.

As it stands, 3,951 people are currently hospitalized receiving treatment for COVID-19 and 7,745 people have died from the virus. Officials counted 107 more people who died from COVID-19 from Tuesday into Wednesday. 

More than 80 counties in the state are experiencing high transmission levels and critical community spread.

8:50 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health had another day of new cases in the 4,500 range.

The latest update Wednesday morning showed 4,598 newly detected coronavirus cases and 75 more COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 412,545 cases and 5,552 COVID-19 deaths since March 2020.

Here are the new cases in Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 354
  • Norfolk -- 127
  • Chesapeake -- 279
  • Newport News -- 74
  • Hampton -- 30
  • Portsmouth -- 71
  • York County -- 13
  • Gloucester County -- 14
  • James City County -- 33
  • Suffolk -- 15
  • Isle of Wight County -- 17
  • Poquoson -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 9

Tuesday, Jan. 12

12:34 p.m.

North Carolina's department of health added 6,851 new coronavirus cases to the total count Tuesday afternoon.

Since March, the state has counted 635,975 cases of the virus and 7,638 COVID-19 related deaths.

There were 3,940 people in North Carolina hospitals with the virus today.

10:31 a.m.

This morning, the Virginia Department of Health had another day of new cases in the 4,500 range.

The latest update showed 4,561 newly detected coronavirus cases and 84 more COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 407,947 cases and 5,477 COVID-19 deaths since March 2020.

Since the pandemic began, healthcare teams in the commonwealth have tested more than 4.6 million people for the virus.

There were 3,185 people in state hospitals today seeking treatment for COVID-19. In that group, 582 people were in the ICU and 349 people were on ventilator support.

Here are the new cases in Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 359
  • Norfolk -- 204
  • Chesapeake -- 113
  • Newport News -- 107
  • Hampton -- 62
  • Portsmouth -- 51
  • York County -- 43
  • Gloucester County -- 35
  • James City County -- 33
  • Suffolk -- 28
  • Isle of Wight County -- 17
  • Poquoson -- 9
  • Mathews County -- 3

Monday, Jan. 11

12:52 p.m.

North Carolina's department of health added 5,936 new coronavirus cases to the total count Monday afternoon.

Since March, the Tar Heel state has counted 629,124 cases of the virus, and 7,578 COVID-19 related deaths.

Healthcare teams have tracked the virus by processing more than 7.6 million coronavirus tests during the pandemic.

There were 3,843 people in North Carolina hospitals with the virus today.

The state shares vaccination data on its dashboard. By this morning, 151,902 people had received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and 9,115 people had gotten their second dose.

9:38 a.m.

A slight dip from Sunday, on Monday, the Virginia Department of Health reported 4,530 new coronavirus cases from around the state.

There have been 403,386 cases and 5,393 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic reached Virginia in March.

This morning, there were 3,117 people in state hospitals, seeking treatment for COVID-19.

Among those patients, 571 people were in the ICU, and 352 people needed to be on ventilators. About 35% of the state's ventilators were in use this morning.

Here are the new cases in Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 318
  • Portsmouth -- 111
  • Newport News -- 98
  • Chesapeake -- 72
  • Norfolk -- 71
  • Hampton -- 59
  • Suffolk -- 50
  • York County -- 42
  • James City County -- 37
  • Isle of Wight County -- 29
  • Gloucester County -- 16
  • Poquoson -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 2

Sunday, Jan. 10

3:00 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 8,833 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to the state's daily tally. This is a steep drop from Saturday's number, by 2,748 cases.

NC health officials said there are currently 3,774 people being treated in the hospital for COVID-19. The state has seen a total of 623,188 cases since March. 

11:20 a.m.

Virginia health officials reported 5,141 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. This is a small drop from yesterday's number, but still extremely high with daily cases remaining over 5,000.

In VA, there have been 19,095 people hospitalized for COVID-19 and out of that 5,383 people have died since the pandemic began. 

Here are the new confirmed cases in the state:

  • Virginia Beach -- 384
  • Norfolk -- 129
  • Hampton -- 171
  • Chesapeake -- 124
  • Newport News -- 135
  • Portsmouth -- 33
  • Suffolk -- 50
  • York County -- 44
  • James City County -- 64
  • Isle of Wight County -- 14
  • Gloucester County -- 19
  • Mathews County -- 6
  • Poquoson -- 12

Saturday, Jan. 9

2:00 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services saw another day of more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases. It added 11,581 newly confirmed cases in NC on Saturday.

There are currently 3,871 people in the state being treated in the hospital for the virus, and 614,355 people in the state have been infected with COVID-19 since March.

10:00 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported that there were 5,798 newly confirmed cases in the state. This is 560 more cases than the number reported yesterday.

There have been a total of 19,025 people in VA treated in the hospital for COVID-19 since the pandemic started, and 5,381 people have died. 

These are the new confirmed cases in the state:

  • Virginia Beach -- 404
  • Norfolk -- 170
  • Hampton -- 35
  • Chesapeake -- 119
  • Newport News -- 104
  • Portsmouth -- 121
  • Suffolk -- 65
  • York County -- 28
  • James City County -- 36
  • Isle of Wight County -- 25
  • Gloucester County -- 38
  • Mathews County -- 6
  • Poquoson -- 8