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COVID-19 Live Updates | NC adds 3,100+ cases; Virginia adds 2,300+ cases

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.

Friday, Oct. 15

1:25 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 3,182 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Friday.

In state hospitals today, 2,074 patients are being treated for the virus. The state's daily positivity rate has dropped to 6.1%.

NC has reached 17,456 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Here's how NC vaccinations are coming along:

  • 70% of adults have at least one dose
  • 65% of adults are fully vaccinated

9:27 a.m.

Virginia has seen 902,938 total cases since the pandemic began. In today's update, the state's Department of Health added 2,357 cases to its running count.

Since late September, hospitalizations in the Commonwealth have trended downward. As of yesterday, the seven-day moving average of current COVID-19 hospitalizations is 1,595. On Sept. 23, it was 2,168.

Right now, 1,533 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus. 393 people are hospitalized in an intensive care unit.

13,391 people in Virginia have died from the virus. That's an additional 46 people since yesterday's update.

Here's how vaccinations in Virginia are coming along:

  • 5,853,743 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose. That's 68.6% of the population.
  • 5,259,744 people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That's 61.6% of the population.
  • 254,688 people have gotten a booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 87
  • Chesapeake -- 93
  • Newport News -- 66
  • Norfolk -- 46
  • Portsmouth -- 24
  • Hampton -- 22
  • James City County -- 19
  • Suffolk -- 25
  • York County -- 19
  • Gloucester County -- 6
  • Isle of Wight County -- 15
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 1

Thursday, Oct. 14

3:45 p.m.

In Thursday's update, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service report reported 3,761 new cases since yesterday. The state has seen 1,443,699 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 2,208 people are being treated in a hospital for the virus. 590 patients are being treated in an adult intensive care unit.

Since the pandemic began, 17,410 people have died from the virus.

9:10 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health passed the 900,000-case mark Thursday morning.

In the months since the pandemic reached the commonwealth, there have been 900,581 infections tracked by medical professionals and 13,345 COVID-19 deaths.

Today alone, the health department added 2,603 newly reported cases.

There were 1,533 people hospitalized with cases of COVID-19 in Virginia this morning.

Out of those patients, 393 people were in ICU wards and 243 people were on ventilators.

Today's local case data had not been updated by 9:10 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

12:30 p.m.

North Carolina saw 3,239 newly-reported cases on Wednesday. The state's Dept. of Health and Human Services reported 1,439,938 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 2,277 people are being treated in a hospital for the virus, with 617 in an intensive care unit.

17,330 people have died from the virus since the pandemic began.

9:25 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 2,359 new cases Wednesday morning. The state has seen 897,978 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 1,576 people in Virginia are being treated in a hospital for the virus, with 422 in an intensive care unit.

13,285 people have died from the virus since the pandemic began.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 86
  • Chesapeake -- 67
  • Newport News -- 44
  • Norfolk -- 41
  • Portsmouth -- 25
  • Hampton -- 26
  • James City County -- 22
  • Suffolk -- 27
  • York County -- 14
  • Gloucester County -- 3
  • Isle of Wight County -- 13
  • Poquoson -- 8
  • Mathews County -- 1

Tuesday, Oct. 12

12:44 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 2,148 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Tuesday. This comes after yesterday's holiday -- there was no update.

In NC hospitals there are currently 2,236 people being treated for the virus. The state's new daily positivity rate is 7.7%.

Since COVID-19 vaccine mandates have been made across the state, more people have gotten their shots. As of today, 70% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 65% of adults are fully vaccinated.

The state has seen 17,233 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic started in March 2020.

9:23 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 7,460 new cases since last Friday and 144 deaths from the virus. There was no update yesterday due to it being Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day. 

In the months since the pandemic began, Virginia healthcare teams have tracked 895,619 cases across the Commonwealth and 13,219 deaths in total.

Today, 1,585 people were in hospitals for COVID-19. Out of the state's COVID-19 patients, there were 426 people in ICU wards and 267 people on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 91
  • Chesapeake -- 72
  • Newport News -- 45
  • Norfolk -- 57
  • Portsmouth -- 31
  • Hampton -- 29
  • James City County -- 23
  • Suffolk -- 57
  • York County -- 19
  • Gloucester County -- 16
  • Isle of Wight County -- 13
  • Poquoson -- 9
  • Mathews County -- 3

Monday, Oct. 11

Numbers are not being updated today due to it being Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day. 

Friday, Oct. 8

1:22 p.m.

North Carolina health officials added 4,078 newly reported COVID-19 cases to the daily dashboard Friday. 

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the daily COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 6.7%. There are currently 2,467 people in hospitals across the state receiving treatment for the virus.

Since the pandemic started in March 2020, the state has had 17,104 people die from the virus. 

More people are still getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and yesterday Pfizer submitted its request for FDA authorization to use its vaccine on kids ages 5 to 11. Children ages 12 and up are already eligible to get vaccinated.

In the state, 70% of adults have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine and 65% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:22 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 2,836 new COVID-19 cases Friday morning. The state has seen 888,159 total cases since the pandemic began.

Since Sept. 23, hospitalizations in Virginia have gone down. Today's seven-day moving average of hospitalizations is 1,813. Last Friday, it was 2,037. Right now, 1,669 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus. 460 people are hospitalized in the ICU.

13,075 people have died from the virus since the pandemic began.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 103
  • Chesapeake -- 64
  • Newport News -- 55
  • Norfolk -- 58
  • Portsmouth -- 34
  • Hampton -- 44
  • James City County -- 30
  • Suffolk -- 30
  • York County -- 23
  • Gloucester County -- 10
  • Isle of Wight County -- 20
  • Poquoson -- 5
  • Mathews County -- 3

Thursday, Oct. 7

9:47 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 2,886 more coronavirus cases Thursday morning and 32 COVID-19 deaths.

In the months since the pandemic began, Virginia healthcare teams have tracked 885,323 cases across the commonwealth and 13,031 deaths.

The pandemic has also caused a rash of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) cases. So far, 90 Virginia children have been diagnosed with that.

Today, 1,669 people were in hospitals for COVID-19. Out of the state's COVID-19 patients, there were 460 people in ICU wards and 278 people on ventilators.

Here's how vaccinations are going:

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 5,814,301 (68.1% of total population, 80.9% of 18+ population)
  • People fully vaccinated: 5,179,513 (60.7% of total population, 72.2% of 18+ population)

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 121
  • Chesapeake -- 77
  • Newport News -- 74
  • Norfolk -- 53
  • Portsmouth -- 52
  • Hampton -- 35
  • James City County -- 27
  • Suffolk -- 27
  • York County -- 15
  • Gloucester County -- 15
  • Isle of Wight County -- 8
  • Poquoson -- 6
  • Mathews County -- 4

Wednesday, Oct. 6

1:34 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 3,598 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Wednesday just before noon.

In the state, the daily positivity rate has increased to 9.2%. There are currently 2,586 people in NC hospitals being treated for the virus.

Since the pandemic started in March 2020, there have been 16,945 COVID-19 deaths. 

Vaccination efforts are continuing throughout the state. As of today, 69% of adults in NC have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 shot and 65% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:15 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health has tracked 882,437 total coronavirus infections since the pandemic began. 

In the same amount of time, 12,999 people have died from COVID-19 in Virginia. 

Since yesterday, the health department added 3,919 new coronavirus cases and 91 COVID-19 deaths. 

Today, 1,794 people were in Virginia hospitals for cases of COVID-19. There were 468 COVID-19 patients in ICU wards and 279 on ventilators. 

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 210
  • Newport News -- 102
  • Chesapeake -- 84
  • Portsmouth -- 63
  • Hampton -- 56
  • Norfolk -- 53
  • James City County -- 42
  • Suffolk -- 40
  • Isle of Wight County -- 28
  • York County -- 26
  • Poquoson -- 18
  • Gloucester County -- 11
  • Mathews County -- 1

Tuesday, Oct. 5

1:43 p.m.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 82
  • Virginia Beach -- 59
  • Norfolk -- 55
  • Suffolk -- 49
  • Isle of Wight County -- 27
  • Newport News -- 24
  • Hampton -- 22
  • Gloucester County -- 15
  • Portsmouth -- 7
  • York County -- 7
  • James City County -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 2
  • Poquoson -- 2

1:38 p.m. 

Today in North Carolina, 2,703 new COVID-19 cases were reported. 

There are currently 2,705 people in hospitals in the Tar Heel state receiving treatment for the virus. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 1,413,605 total cases and 16,812 total deaths from the virus. 

There are currently 746 patients in adult ICU's across the state being treated for the virus. 19% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are using ventilators. 

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9:25 a.m.

Just over 1,800 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 cases in Virginia Tuesday morning.

Of the 1,807 coronavirus patients Virginia hospitals were treating, 458 were in ICU wards this morning.

There have been 877,090 coronavirus infections in Virginia since the pandemic began. In the same time, 12,908 Virginians have died from the disease.

Today alone, the health department added 1,428 newly counted cases.

Here's how vaccinations have been going:

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 5,803,367 (68% of population, 80.7% of 18+ population)
  • People fully vaccinated: 5,168,716 (60.6% of total population, 72.1% of 18+ population)

The cases for each Virginia locality hadn't been updated by 9:30 a.m.

Monday. Oct. 4

1:46 p.m.

Today in North Carolina, 2,219 new COVID-19 cases were reported. 

There are currently 2,606 people in hospitals in the Tar Heel state receiving treatment for the virus. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 1,410,902 total cases and 16,719 total deaths from the virus. 

The number of adults getting vaccinated against the virus appeared to be the same as previously reported -- 69% have gotten at least one shot and 64% are fully vaccinated.

9:25 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health has tracked 877,090 total coronavirus infections since the pandemic began. 

In the same amount of time, 12,908 people have died from COVID-19 in Virginia. 

Since Friday's update, the health department added 1,749 new coronavirus cases and 102 COVID-19 deaths. 

Today, 1,832 people were in Virginia hospitals for cases of COVID-19. There were 479 COVID-19 patients in ICU wards and 295 on ventilators. 

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 81
  • Norfolk -- 48
  • Newport News -- 40
  • Chesapeake -- 38
  • James City County -- 29
  • Hampton -- 22
  • Portsmouth -- 20
  • Suffolk -- 15
  • York County -- 14
  • Gloucester County -- 6
  • Isle of Wight County -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 4

Friday, Oct. 1

12:55 p.m.

This morning In North Carolina, 4,963 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state. Cases have been increasing recently due to the Delta Variant.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said the state's daily positivity rate is at 7.9%.

There are currently 2,882 people in NC hospitals receiving treatment for the virus. That's fewer people in the hospital than the amount reported yesterday.

The number of adults getting vaccinated against the virus appeared to be the same as previously reported -- 69% have gotten at least one shot and 64% are fully vaccinated.

9:27 a.m.

By the first day of October, the Virginia Department of Health had tracked 869,328 total coronavirus infections in the commonwealth. That's since the pandemic began in 2020.

In the same number of months, 12,806 people have died from COVID-19 in Virginia.

Since yesterday's update, the health department added 2,553 new coronavirus cases and 56 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, 1,898 people were in Virginia hospitals for cases of COVID-19. There were 512 COVID-19 patients in ICU wards and 329 on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 93
  • Chesapeake -- 50
  • Norfolk -- 49
  • Hampton -- 41
  • James City County -- 31
  • Newport News -- 31
  • Suffolk -- 25
  • Portsmouth -- 21
  • York County -- 16
  • Isle of Wight County -- 13
  • Gloucester County -- 10
  • Mathews County -- 2
  • Poquoson -- 1

Thursday, Sept. 30

12:42 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 4,765 newly reported COVID-19 cases to the dashboard Thursday. It's only 24 fewer cases than the number that was reported yesterday.

Currently, there are 2,943 people being treated in hospitals across North Carolina for COVID-19. Statewide there are 810 adult patients in ICU.

The daily positivity rate for the state has dropped to 7.7%.

In NC, 69% of adults have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 64% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:35 a.m.

Virginia's hospitals were treating 1,986 people for COVID-19 Thursday morning, with 527 of those patients in ICU wards and 336 on ventilator support.

Hospitalizations have been on a slightly downward trend for the last week. The number of cases reported per day has been slightly trending downward, too, but the numbers themselves are still high.

Today, the Virginia Department of Health added 3,132 new coronavirus infections.

In the year and a half since the pandemic began, there have been 866,776 cases reported in Virginia and 12,750 COVID-19 deaths.

Here's how vaccinations stand in the commonwealth:

  • Vaccinated with at least one dose: 5,776,783 (67.7% of total population; 80.4% of 18+ population)
  • Pepole fully vaccinated: 5,138,921 (60.2% of total population; 71.7% of 18+ population)

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 137
  • Chesapeake -- 79
  • Newport News -- 59
  • Hampton -- 52
  • Norfolk -- 49
  • James City County -- 39
  • Suffolk -- 34
  • Portsmouth -- 31
  • Isle of Wight County -- 17
  • York County -- 14
  • Gloucester County -- 9
  • Mathews County -- 6
  • Poquoson -- 4

Wednesday, Sept. 29

1:03 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 4,789 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Wednesday. That's 1,320 more cases than the number reported yesterday.

In NC hospitals today, there are 3,010 patients being treated for COVID-19 and the daily positivity rate is currently 9.7%.

The state has seen 16,444 people die from the virus since the pandemic started in March 2020. Health leaders are still pushing to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19.

9:26 a.m.

Virginia has seen 863,644 total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. On Wednesday morning, the state's Department of Health reported 3,151 new cases since yesterday's update.

Right now, 2,033 people in the state are being treated in hospitals for the virus. 533 people are being treated in an ICU. After a steady rise starting in late July, hospitalizations have leveled out since Sept. 13.

In Virginia, 12,696 people have died from COVID-19.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 83
  • Norfolk -- 72
  • Newport News -- 59
  • Chesapeake -- 74
  • Hampton -- 35
  • James City County -- 37
  • Portsmouth -- 38
  • Suffolk -- 29
  • York County -- 21
  • Gloucester County -- 12
  • Isle of Wight County -- 15
  • Poquoson -- 8
  • Mathews County -- 3

Tuesday, Sept. 28

1 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 3,469 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Tuesday.

Currently, the state's daily percent positivity rate is 10.6% and there are 3,073 people in NC hospitals receiving treatment for COVID-19.

Health leaders are continuing to push for vaccinations in the state. NC DHHS said 69% of local adults have gotten at least one dose of the shot and 64% of adults are fully vaccinated in NC.

9:37 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 2,641 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday morning. The state has seen 860,493 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 2,111 people in Virginia are being treated in hospitals for the virus. 552 people are being treated in an intensive care unit.

12,647 people across the state have died from the virus since the pandemic began.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 141
  • Norfolk -- 84
  • Newport News -- 74
  • Chesapeake -- 99
  • Hampton -- 59
  • James City County -- 31
  • Portsmouth -- 55
  • Suffolk -- 47
  • York County -- 19
  • Gloucester County -- 28
  • Isle of Wight County -- 23
  • Poquoson -- 10
  • Mathews County -- 5

Monday, Sept. 27 

1:52 p.m.

North Carolina added 2,665 newly-reported cases today. The state has seen 1,382,231 total cases since the pandemic began.

There are 3,012 North Carolinians being treated in hospitals for the virus. 870 people are being treated in an ICU, and 21% of patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide are currently on ventilators. 

16,235 people have died from COVID-19 in the Tar Heel state.

9:22 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,997 new cases this morning. The state has now seen 857,852 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. 

Right now, 2,068 people in Virginia are being treated in hospitals for the virus. That's a decrease of 38 people since Friday. 

12,592 Virginians have died from COVID-19. 

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 85
  • Norfolk -- 60
  • Newport News -- 53
  • Chesapeake -- 39
  • Hampton -- 38
  • James City County -- 24
  • Portsmouth -- 24
  • Suffolk -- 16
  • York County -- 13
  • Gloucester County -- 13
  • Isle of Wight County -- 7
  • Poquoson -- 7
  • Mathews County -- 6