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COVID-19 Live Updates | Virginia adds 228 cases Wednesday, NC sees large jump in daily cases

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.

WeEditor'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, June 23

4:46 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health reported a major jump in cases Wednesday, adding 461 new cases.

Wednesday's addition brings the total number of cases to 1,011,561 since March 2020. 

442 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, and 13,393 people have died in the state. 

Nothing has really changed with vaccination percentages. Similar to the past few days, 45% of the population has had at least one dose of the vaccine, and 42% is fully vaccinated. 

9:21 a.m.

There have been 679,137 total coronavirus infections in Virginia since the pandemic reached the commonwealth, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

This morning, health officials added 228 cases to the running count.

In the year and several months since the pandemic started, 11,368 Virginians have died from COVID-19.

Today, 259 people were hospitalized for treatment, with 66 COVID-19 patients in ICU wards and 37 on ventilators.

Here are the latest vaccination numbers for the state:

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 4,942,172 (70% of adults)
  • People fully vaccinated: 4,222,209 (60.5% of adults)

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 24
  • Chesapeake -- 10
  • Norfolk -- 8
  • Hampton -- 5
  • Newport News -- 6
  • Portsmouth -- 6
  • York County -- 2
  • Gloucester County -- 2
  • James City County -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Suffolk -- 0
  • Poquoson -- -1

Tuesday, June 22 

12:06 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health reported 211 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing their total to 1,011,100 since March 2020. 

463 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, and 13,382 people have died. 

The vaccination percentages are the same as they have been, with 42% of the population fully vaccinated, and 45% with at least one dose. 

9:20 a.m.

Virginia added 144 cases to its daily coronavirus dashboard Tuesday.

In the time since the pandemic reached Virginia, healthcare teams have tracked 678,909 total known infections. In the state, 11,367 people have died from COVID-19.

Today, 263 people were hospitalized for the disease. There were 62 COVID-19 patients in ICU wards, and 36 people who needed to be on ventilators.

The state's vaccination numbers had not been updated by 9:20 a.m.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 17
  • Newport News -- 8
  • Portsmouth -- 4
  • Chesapeake -- 3
  • Hampton -- 2
  • Norfolk -- 2
  • Suffolk -- 1
  • York County -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Gloucester County -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • James City County -- -1

Monday, June 21

12:14 p.m.

North Carolina added 238 cases of COVID-19 to their growing total on Monday, and 458 people are hospitalized with the virus. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, 1,010,889 people have gotten COVID-19, and 13,368 have died. 

However, the state continues to vaccinate individuals, as 45% of the total population has had at least one dose of the vaccine, while 42% are fully vaccinated. 

10:55 a.m.

Monday morning, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced that 70% of Virginian adults had been partially vaccinated against COVID-19.

This means the commonwealth has reached President Joe Biden's vaccination goal for July 4th almost two weeks early.

"Grateful to the millions of Virginians who rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated. Let's all keep working to #VaccinateVirginia!" Northam wrote in a tweet.

9:24 a.m.

By the Virginia Department of Health's Monday morning dashboard update, the state had seen 678,765 total coronavirus cases.

In the same amount of time, healthcare teams have tracked 11,360 deaths in Virginia, linked to COVID-19.

Today's update added 116 infections to the running count.

The VDH has also tracked 75 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C, in the time since the pandemic reached Virginia.

Today, 285 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment. There were 69 patients in ICU wards, and 38 on ventilators.

The commonwealth is just short of President Joe Biden's goal of 70% of adults being partially vaccinated by July 4th: this morning, 69.9% of Virginia's adult population had been vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 shot.

Here's the latest vaccination numbers for Virginia:

  • Vaccinated with at least one dose: 4,934,560
  • People fully vaccinated: 4,210,152

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Newport News -- 6
  • Virginia Beach -- 5
  • Norfolk -- 4
  • Chesapeake -- 4
  • Gloucester County -- 3
  • Suffolk -- 1
  • Portsmouth -- 1
  • James City County -- 1
  • York County -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Hampton -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0

Sunday, June 20

9:45 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 54 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Father's Day. This means the state has now reached 678,649 total cases since the pandemic started.

In state hospitals, there are 283 people being treated for COVID-19, some of them still have pending test results.

According to the VDH, 87.3% of the state population has been administered the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 3
  • Newport News -- 4
  • Norfolk -- 1
  • Hampton -- 1
  • Suffolk -- 0
  • Portsmouth -- 5
  • James City County -- 2
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • York County -- 2
  • Gloucester County -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Chesapeake -- 0

Saturday, June 19

10:45 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 89 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Saturday. This brings the state's total number of cases to 678,595, counted since the pandemic started in March 2020.

According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, there are 286 patients being treated in hospitals across the state for the virus. Some of those people have COVID-19 test results that are still pending.

Since the start of the pandemic, 30,303 people have been hospitalized for the virus.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 9
  • Newport News -- 5
  • Norfolk -- 8
  • Hampton -- 2
  • Suffolk -- 1
  • Portsmouth -- 2
  • James City County -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • York County -- 0
  • Gloucester County -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Chesapeake -- 9

Friday, June 18

12:47 p.m.

North Carolina has 220 new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, with 10 less people in the hospital than Thursday, with 475.

Since March, North Carolina has dealt with 1,010,113 cases of COVID-19 as well as 13,340 deaths. 

According to the department of health, 41% of the total population is fully vaccinated, and 44% have had at least one dose. However, 51% of adults in the state are fully vaccinated and 55% percent of them have been vaccinated. 

9:19 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 114 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total since March 2020 to 678,506.

307 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, which is 17 less than Wednesday but the same as Thursday. 

A total of 77,091 Virginians have died from COVID, and almost half the population is fully vaccinated, 48.6% to be exact. 

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 7
  • Newport News -- 10
  • Norfolk -- 6
  • Hampton -- 4
  • Suffolk -- -2
  • Portsmouth -- -1
  • James City County -- -2
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • York County -- -1
  • Gloucester County -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- 1
  • Chesapeake -- 10

Thursday, June 17

11:51 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 362 new COVID-19 cases Thursday. This brings the state to 1,009,531 total cases since the pandemic started, a little over a year ago.

According to NC DHHS officials, 55% of adults in the state have at least received their first dose of the COVID-19 shot and 51% of adults have been fully vaccinated.

There are currently 485 people being treated in state hospitals.

NC has a 1.9% daily positivity rate at this time.

9:10 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 166 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Thursday morning. 

The state has seen 678,392 total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started in March 2020.

As of today, 307 patients are being treated in hospitals across the state for the virus. Some of those people still have pending (COVID-19) test results.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 2
  • Newport News -- 10
  • Norfolk -- 7
  • Hampton -- 2
  • Suffolk -- 0
  • Portsmouth -- 0
  • James City County -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • York County -- 0
  • Gloucester County -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 3
  • Isle of Wight County -- 2
  • Chesapeake -- 4

Wednesday, June 16

12:07 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health reported 333 new cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,009,531 since March 2020. 

495 people are currently hospitalized in the state, and 13,314 North Carolina residents have died. 

As of Wednesday, 41% of the population has been full vaccinated, and 44% have had at least one dose. 

9:01 a.m.

A total of 277 new cases of COVID-19 were added to the Virginia Department of Health's daily dashboard on Wednesday. The state has seen a total of 678,226 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and 11,330 people have died. 

According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, 324 people remain hospitalized with the virus. 

As of Wednesday, 47.8% of Virginia's population is fully vaccinated, and 57% have had at least one dose. 

Tuesday, June 15

1:10 p.m.

By Tuesday's health department dashboard update, 13,296 North Carolinians had died from COVID-19 complications.

In the year-and-change since the pandemic began, healthcare teams have tracked 1,009,198 coronavirus infections among residents.

This morning, 510 people in the state were hospitalized for cases of the disease.

There were 272 cases newly reported since Monday.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 15
  • Newport News -- 4
  • Norfolk -- 4
  • Hampton -- 2
  • Suffolk -- 1
  • Portsmouth -- 4
  • James City County -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • York County -- 3
  • Gloucester County -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- -1
  • Chesapeake -- 5

9:10 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 137 new COVID-19 cases to its dashboard Tuesday morning. Virginia has reached 677,949 total COVID-19 cases, counted since the pandemic started.

There are currently 324 people being treated in hospitals across the state, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

VDH reported that 85.6% (out of received) COVID-19 doses have been administered throughout the state.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 4
  • Newport News -- 3
  • Norfolk -- 10
  • Hampton -- 4
  • Suffolk -- 4
  • Portsmouth -- 4
  • James City County -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • York County -- 2
  • Gloucester County -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- -1
  • Chesapeake -- 8

Monday, June 14

1:40 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 284 cases to its running dashboard total Monday afternoon.

In the time since the pandemic reached North Carolina, healthcare teams have tracked 1,008,926 coronavirus infections and 13,292 COVID-19 deaths in the state.

Today, there were 480 North Carolinians hospitalized for treatment of the disease.

Here's the latest update on vaccination numbers for the Tar Heel state:

  • People who have gotten the first of two doses: 4,309,143
  • People who are fully vaccinated: 4,275,716

9:04 a.m.

The state of Virginia has 68 more cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, the Virginia Department of Health reported. That's five cases less than Sunday when 73 were added. 

The additional 68 cases bring the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 677,812. 

There are currently 321 people hospitalized due to the virus, and 11,318 people have died since March 2020. 

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 4
  • Newport News -- 4
  • Norfolk -- 1
  • Hampton -- 2
  • Suffolk -- 1
  • Portsmouth -- 2
  • James City County -- 3
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • York County -- 3
  • Gloucester County -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Chesapeake -- 3

Sunday, June 13

10:20 a.m.

Officials from the Virginia Department of Health reported 73 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Sunday morning. This is fewer cases than the amount reported yesterday.

In Virginia hospitals today, there are 323 people currently being treated for the virus. 

The state's death toll is 11,307 total COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic started in March 2020. 

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- -3
  • Newport News -- 4
  • Norfolk -- 5
  • Hampton --  2
  • Suffolk -- 1
  • Portsmouth -- 7
  • James City County -- 2
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • York County -- 1
  • Gloucester County -- -1
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Chesapeake -- 1

Saturday, June 12

9:10 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 141 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Saturday morning.

According to the VA Hospital and Healthcare Association, there are 345 patients currently in the hospitals across the state being treated for the virus. Some of those patients have COVID-19 test results that are still pending.

The state has reached 677,671 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in March 2020. Since then, 30,150 total people have been hospitalized.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 4
  • Newport News -- 1
  • Norfolk -- 7
  • Hampton --  0
  • Suffolk -- 1
  • Portsmouth -- 6
  • James City County -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • York County -- -1
  • Gloucester County -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- 2
  • Chesapeake -- 2