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COVID-19 Live Updates | NC and Virginia pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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.

Tuesday, April 13

12:40 p.m.

North Carolina reached 936,425 coronavirus cases Tuesday morning. The state had 1,364 cases newly reported since yesterday.

Since the pandemic began, 12,305 people in North Carolina died from COVID-19 complications.

This morning, 1,032 people were hospitalized with cases of the disease.

North Carolina paused its distribution of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine this morning, but the number of people vaccinated is still rising.

  • Single shot doses administered: 242,762
  • First of 2 doses administered: 3,427,011
  • Second of 2 doses administered: 2,295,253

2:30 p.m.

In Virginia, health officials paused the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. 

According to the Virginia Department of Health, individuals who are experiencing side effects including headache, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, or leg pain after three weeks of receiving the J&J vaccine should contact their doctors.

Others who are not experiencing any of the listed side effects and are feeling well, should not be concerned going forward, health officials said.

The Virginia Department of Health added 2,048 newly reported coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the running total number of cases to 638,910.

There have been 10,506 deaths caused by COVID-19 in Virginia since the pandemic began.

Today, 1,070 people were hospitalized for treatment of the disease. From that group of patients, 252 people were in ICU wards and 144 people were on ventilators.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 52,561 people have been hospitalized for cases of COVID-19 and later discharged.

Vaccinations are continuing to roll out, although the pause is on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Health officials have been encouraged to continue administering Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

  • Virginians vaccinated with at least one dose: 3,157,257
  • Virginians fully vaccinated: 1,853,400
  • Percent of state population fully vaccinated: 21.7%

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 106
  • Newport News -- 66
  • Norfolk -- 50
  • Chesapeake -- 48
  • Hampton -- 41
  • Suffolk -- 25
  • Portsmouth -- 15
  • Gloucester County -- 15
  • James City County -- 11
  • York County -- 11
  • Isle of Wight County -- 10
  • Poquoson -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 2

Monday, April 12

1 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,469 new COVID-19 cases Monday.

In NC, there are currently 904 people being treated in the hospital for COVID-19.

Across the state, 41% of the adult population has at least been partially vaccinated for COVID.

Since the pandemic started, NC has seen a total of 935,061 COVID-19 cases.

9:10 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,310 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Monday.

In state hospitals today, there are 891 patients who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the state has reached 635,552 total COVID cases and 27,201 people have been treated in the hospital for the virus.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 58
  • Norfolk -- 38
  • Newport News -- 27
  • Chesapeake -- 28
  • Hampton -- 20
  • Portsmouth -- 21
  • Suffolk -- 20
  • James City County -- 20
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • York County -- 2
  • Isle of Wight County -- 4
  • Gloucester County -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 2

Sunday, April 11

10:41 a.m.

Another 1,227 COVID-19 cases were counted overnight and added to Virginia's full case count. Now, the total stands at 635,552 cases.

Fourteen more people died from COVID-19 complications, raising the state's death toll to 10,472.

Exactly 40 more hospitalizations were reported, as well. That brings the total number of people who have been hospitalized for virus treatment to 27,201.

More than one-third of the state population has been partially vaccinated (36.3%) while 21% has been fully inoculated against the virus.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 50
  • Norfolk -- 44
  • Newport News -- 18
  • Chesapeake -- 33
  • Hampton -- 15
  • Portsmouth -- 17
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • James City County -- 6
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • York County -- 5
  • Isle of Wight County -- 5
  • Gloucester County -- 5
  • Mathews County -- 3

Saturday, April 10

10:39 a.m.

Exactly 1,700 new COVID-19 cases were accounted for in Virginia from Friday into Saturday, bringing the state's full total to 634,325. 

The death toll also just grew by seven more deaths which put the number of people who have died in the state from virus complications at 10,458.

So far, 27,161 in the commonwealth have been hospitalized for virus treatment.

A little more than one-fifth of the state's population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (20.3%).

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 94
  • Norfolk -- 34
  • Newport News -- 29
  • Chesapeake -- 55
  • Hampton -- 33
  • Portsmouth -- 28
  • Suffolk -- 22
  • James City County -- 5
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • York County -- 7
  • Isle of Wight County -- 8
  • Gloucester County -- 7
  • Mathews County -- 1

Friday, April 9

2:15 p.m.

North Carolina health officials added 2,509 COVID-19 cases to the state case tally this afternoon, bringing the full total so far to 929,406.

Currently, 977 people are in hospitals around the state being treated for the virus.

Exactly 28.4% of the state's population has been fully vaccinated while 40% has been partially vaccinated.

In total, 12,248 people have died from COVID-19 complications in North Carolina.

10 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,542 new cases to its daily count Friday morning. 

That brings the state's total case count to 632,625 and 10,451 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Close to 40% of the Virginia population is vaccinated with at least one dose. About 19.7% of the population is fully vaccinated.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 65
  • Norfolk -- 68
  • Newport News -- 43
  • Chesapeake -- 27
  • Hampton -- 20
  • Portsmouth -- 20
  • Suffolk -- 22
  • James City County -- 19
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • York County -- 7
  • Isle of Wight County -- 6
  • Gloucester County -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 1

Thursday, April 8

12:40 p.m.

Today, North Carolina health officials added 2,087 COVID-19 cases to the state case tally, bringing the full total so far to 926,897.

Currently, 1,004 people are in hospitals around the state being treated for the virus.

Exactly 21.5% of the state's population has been fully vaccinated while 31.1% has been partially vaccinated.

In total, 12,224 people have died from COVID-19 complications in North Carolina.

10:10 a.m.

The latest total coronavirus case count for Virginia was at 631,083 infections this morning. The commonwealth has seen 10,436 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.

On the VDH's website, there were 1,928 cases newly reported since yesterday.

There were 1,111 people in state hospitals today seeking treatment for COVID-19. In that group, 244 people were in ICU wards and 133 people needed ventilators to breathe.

So far, 2,912,091 people have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia, and 1,639,623 people were fully vaccinated.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 96
  • Norfolk -- 60
  • Newport News -- 59
  • Chesapeake -- 54
  • Hampton -- 32
  • Portsmouth -- 21
  • Suffolk -- 17
  • James City County -- 12
  • Poquoson -- 9
  • York County -- 8
  • Isle of Wight County -- 6
  • Gloucester County -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 1

Wednesday, April 7

1:08 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 1,380 new cases to its daily count Wednesday. That's a slight increase from yesterday's number of 870 cases. 

There are currently 1,025 people hospitalized in North Carolina hospitals today.

The Tar Heel state reported that nearly 21% of its population is fully vaccinated as of Tuesday. The population at least partially vaccinated is close to 31%.

10:35 a.m.

There were 1,550 coronavirus cases newly reported to the Virginia Department of Health Wednesday morning.

The latest COVID-19 totals are 629,155 cases and 10,415 deaths in Virginia since the pandemic began.

There were 1,059 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the commonwealth this morning, with 254 patients in ICU wards and 140 on ventilators.

COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out to more people every day.

So far, 2,870,658 people have gotten at least one dose of a vaccine, and 1,604,477 people are fully vaccinated in Virginia.

That means about 33.6% of the population is partially vaccinated, and 18.8% of Virginians are fully vaccinated.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 90
  • Norfolk -- 64
  • Newport News -- 40
  • Chesapeake -- 30
  • Portsmouth -- 29
  • Hampton -- 24
  • Suffolk -- 15
  • James City County -- 13
  • York County -- 12
  • Isle of Wight County -- 11
  • Gloucester County -- 8
  • Poquoson -- 6
  • Mathews County -- 0

Tuesday, April 6

1:30 p.m.

Gov. Roy Cooper and the Coronavirus Task Force shared an update on the latest vaccination efforts in North Carolina.

The Tar Heel state is reporting lower cases each day. This afternoon, 870 new cases were reported. About 982 patients are currently in North Carolina hospitals. The trend shows cases are level.

Starting Wednesday, Group 5 will begin in the state. That means anyone age 16 and older can get vaccinated in N.C., Gov. Cooper said in the news conference.

For now, only the two-shot Pfizer vaccine is available for teens age 16. 

Cooper said that the state still has a couple more months in getting vaccine shots into the arms of North Carolinians for things to get back to pre-pandemic life.

As of Monday, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said 25% of the state's population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 38% is at least partially vaccinated.

9:10 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,434 COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Tuesday morning.

In state hospitals today, 1,088 people are being treated for COVID-19.

Since the pandemic started in March 2020, Virginia has reached a total of 627,605 COVID cases and 26,815 people have been hospitalized. 

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 77
  • Norfolk -- 55
  • Chesapeake -- 43
  • Newport News -- 41
  • Hampton -- 37
  • York County -- 13
  • Suffolk -- 16
  • Portsmouth -- 29
  • Gloucester County -- 2
  • James City County -- -6
  • Isle of Wight County -- 2
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 0

Monday, April 5

1:56 p.m.

North Carolina reached 922,560 total coronavirus cases today, with 12,173 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.

The Monday update reflects 1,054 cases newly reported since yesterday.

Today, 907 people were in hospitals with cases of the disease.

In terms of vaccinations, North Carolina healthcare teams have distributed 5.2 million doses.

  • First of two doses: 3,145,064
  • Second of two doses: 1,923,646
  • Single shot doses: 141,561

9:25 a.m.

Virginia's running coronavirus case count reached 626,171 cases Monday morning. The COVID-19 death count for the commonwealth, so far, is 10,360.

The Virginia Department of Health website, which tracks the statewide data, reported there had been 1,023 newly reported cases since yesterday.

There were 1,028 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Virginia today. Two hundred fifty-seven people were in ICU wards today, and 133 patients needed to be on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 56
  • Norfolk -- 31
  • Chesapeake -- 29
  • Newport News -- 26
  • Hampton -- 18
  • York County -- 11
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • Portsmouth -- 9
  • Gloucester County -- 9
  • James City County -- 6
  • Isle of Wight County -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 1

Sunday, April 4

9:50 a.m.

The commonwealth of Virginia reported 1,267 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, 1,035 people are currently being treated in the hospital for COVID-19 across the state.

Since the pandemic started in March 2020, VA has seen a total of 625,148 coronavirus cases and 26,706 total hospitalizations for the disease.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 70
  • Newport News -- 35
  • Chesapeake -- 38
  • Norfolk -- 33
  • Hampton -- 22
  • Suffolk -- 11
  • James City County -- 15
  • Portsmouth -- 21
  • Isle of Wight County -- 7
  • York County -- 6
  • Gloucester County -- 6
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 1

Saturday, April 3

9 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,542 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Saturday morning.

In state hospitals today, 1,022 people are being treated for COVID-19.

Virginia has reached a total of 623,881 COVID cases since the pandemic started and 26,669 total people have been hospitalized for the infectious disease.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 90
  • Newport News -- 37
  • Chesapeake -- 42
  • Norfolk -- 42
  • Hampton -- 37
  • Suffolk -- 24
  • James City County -- 10
  • Portsmouth -- 23
  • Isle of Wight County -- 5
  • York County -- 14
  • Gloucester County -- 7
  • Poquoson -- 5
  • Mathews County -- 2

Friday, April 2

1:27 p.m.

On the NCDHHS website: The NC COVID-19 Dashboards will not be updated on Friday, April 2, 2021 due to the state holiday. The next update will be on Monday, April 5, 2021.

9:23 a.m.

The commonwealth of Virginia added 1,538 newly reported cases to its official count Friday.

Since the pandemic reached the state in 2020, there have been 622,339 total cases. 

The VDH website also reports 10,279 COVID-19 deaths in that year. Eleven of those deaths were reported since yesterday.

In state hospitals this morning, 1,045 people were being treated for COVID-19. There were 243 COVID-19 patients in the ICU, and 137 on ventilators.

The daily vaccine data for Virginia had not been updated by 9:25 a.m.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 69
  • Newport News -- 58
  • Chesapeake -- 56
  • Norfolk -- 37
  • Hampton -- 29
  • Suffolk -- 20
  • James City County -- 14
  • Portsmouth -- 12
  • Isle of Wight County -- 12
  • York County -- 11
  • Gloucester County -- 8
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 1

Thursday, April 1

12:15 p.m.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says there are 2,027 newly reported cases in the state. North Carolina's daily percent positive is 4.4%. Nearly a quarter of the adults (23.5%) in the state have been vaccinated fully. Nine hundred eighty-five people are in the hospital being treated for COVID-19.

11:28 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health's daily coronavirus dashboard added 1,825 newly reported cases Thursday.

The state's total case count (which has been running since last March) hit 620,801 today.

There have been 10,268 deaths from COVID-19, and 16 of those were reported since yesterday.

This morning, 1,046 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the commonwealth. From that group of patients, 249 people were in ICU wards and 134 were on ventilators.

About 30% of the Virginia population has gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 16% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated.

Numerically, 2,565,265 Virginians have been given one dose, and 1,375,802 people are fully vaccinated against the disease.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 87
  • Norfolk -- 75
  • Newport News -- 60
  • Hampton -- 42
  • Chesapeake -- 34
  • James City County -- 25
  • Suffolk -- 21
  • York County -- 19
  • Portsmouth -- 17
  • Isle of Wight County -- 10
  • Gloucester County -- 2
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- -1

Wednesday, March 31

1:05 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 1,929 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Wednesday afternoon.

According to health officials, the state's daily positivity rate for COVID-19 is currently at 6.5%. 

Across the state, there are 955 people being treated in the hospital for the virus at this time. Since the pandemic started, NC has seen a total of 914,132 COVID-19 cases.

9:27 a.m.

There have been 618,976 total cases of the novel coronavirus in Virginia since the pandemic began, according to the Virginia Department of Health's Wednesday update.

That reflects the gain of 1,035 cases newly reported since yesterday. 

In-state hospitals, 1,048 people were seeking treatment for COVID-19 today. From that group of patients, 228 people were in ICU wards and 134 people needed to be on ventilators.

In the last year, 51,481 COVID-19 patients were treated in hospitals and later discharged.

Since March 2020, 10,252 Virginians have died from COVID-19 complications.

Today, the VDH's count of cases of Multi Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) reached 51. This is a rare but long-lasting disease tied to areas where there has been a significant COVID-19 outbreak.

Today, 15.5% of Virginia's population was fully vaccinated. The health department indicated 2,467,219 people have had at least one dose (some of those were the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine), and 1,320,424 people were fully vaccinated.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 44
  • Newport News -- 36
  • Norfolk -- 22
  • Chesapeake -- 20
  • Portsmouth -- 20
  • Hampton -- 21
  • Suffolk -- 17
  • York County -- 9
  • Isle of Wight County -- 9
  • James City County -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 4
  • Gloucester County -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 1

Tuesday, March 30

2:14 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 1,370 cases to its coronavirus dashboard Tuesday afternoon.

Since the pandemic began, 912,203 people have had cases in North Carolina, and 12,087 people have died from COVID-19.

Today, 924 people were in North Carolina hospitals for the virus.

According to the latest update, 17% of the North Carolina population was fully vaccinated.

The website indicated 2,908,905 people had gotten the first of two doses, 1,680,754 people had gotten the second of two doses and 124,008 people were given single-shot doses.

9:55 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,432 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard on Tuesday.

According to the VA Hospital and Healthcare Association, there are currently 910 patients in the hospital who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Since the pandemic started, 617,941 people have been infected with COVID-19 across the state and 26,367 people have been hospitalized for the virus.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 93
  • Norfolk -- 52
  • Chesapeake -- 54
  • Hampton -- 33
  • Newport News -- 59
  • James City County -- 0
  • Portsmouth -- 20
  • Suffolk -- 17
  • York County -- 19
  • Gloucester County -- 6
  • Isle of Wight County -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 1

Monday, March 29

1:55 p.m.

North Carolina health officials added 1,372 new COVID-19 cases to its state tally today, which puts the full total at 910,833.

Hospitalizations went down from last week. Currently, 873 people are in hospitals around the state receiving virus treatment.

So far, 21.6% of the state's population has been fully vaccinated and 35.2% of the population has been partially vaccinated.

More than 11.2 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far.

9:55 a.m.

Monday morning, the Virginia Department of Health's daily coronavirus dashboard had total cases at 616,509. That reflected 1,143 cases newly reported today.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there had also been 10,219 total deaths from COVID-19 complications in Virginia.

This morning, 1,043 patients were hospitalized with confirmed or possible COVID-19 cases. Out of that group, 225 people were in ICU wards and 130 people were on ventilators.

By the latest update, 15% of Virginia's population had been fully vaccinated against the disease.

The state's website said 2,397,820 people had gotten one dose and 1,278,643 people were fully vaccinated.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 58
  • Norfolk -- 41
  • Chesapeake -- 34
  • Hampton -- 28
  • Newport News -- 28
  • James City County -- 11
  • Portsmouth -- 11
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • York County -- 8
  • Gloucester County -- 7
  • Isle of Wight County -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 0