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COVID-19 Live Updates | Virginia adds 2,598 COVID-19 cases Friday; NC reports 3,000+ new 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, Dec. 3

12:52 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 3,720 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Friday afternoon.

In hospitals across the state, there are 1,202 patients being treated for the virus. The state's daily positivity rate is 7.1% and 18,825 people have died from COVID-19 in NC since the pandemic started.

These are the adults in NC who have been vaccinated against COVID-19: 73% of adults received at least one dose of the shot and 69% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:00 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 2,598 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 976,599.

39,887 have been hospitalized with the virus, with 1,005 currently in the hospital. Of those, 237 are in the ICU.

There have been a total of 14,753 deaths since March 2020, and 75.2% of the adults in the state are fully vaccinated.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 108
  • Chesapeake -- 67
  • Norfolk -- 39
  • Newport News -- 48
  • Hampton -- 28
  • James City County -- 30
  • York County -- 21
  • Portsmouth -- 12
  • Isle of Wight County -- 11
  • Gloucester County -- 5
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • Poquoson -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 4

Thursday, Dec. 2

3:45 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 3,780 more coronavirus cases to its running count today.

That's many more cases reported in a single day than the state was seeing in mid-November. A week ago, new cases were in the 2,300-infections-per-day range.

The new cases bring the state to 1,540,824 total coronavirus cases. That's since the pandemic started in March 2020.

In the same amount of time, 18,807 people have died from COVID-19 in the Tar Heel State.

Today, 1,214 people were in North Carolina hospitals with cases of COVID-19.

Most of North Carolina's counties are in the "high" or "substantial" zone for COVID-19 community transmission, but there are a few counties in the "moderate" zone.

9:30 a.m.

Virginia crested over the 974,000 total infection mark Thursday morning.

Today, the Virginia Department of Health added 2,472 newly counted coronavirus cases, bringing the running total number of cases to 974,001.

There have been 14,741 deaths in the commonwealth since the pandemic began.

Today, 1,005 people were in Virginia hospitals with cases of COVID-19. There were 237 people in ICU wards and 135 people on ventilators who had COVID-19.

Here's how vaccination rates stand in the Old Dominion:

  • Percent of the population vaccinated with at least one dose: 75.5%
  • Percent of the adult population vaccinated with at least one dose: 88.2%
  • Percent of the population fully vaccinated: 65%
  • Percent of the adult population fully vaccinated: 77.3%
  • People vaccinated with third/booster dose: 1,267,929

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 100
  • Chesapeake -- 38
  • Norfolk -- 27
  • Newport News -- 27
  • Hampton -- 23
  • James City County -- 23
  • York County -- 14
  • Portsmouth -- 14
  • Isle of Wight County -- 5
  • Gloucester County -- 5
  • Suffolk -- 33
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 0

Wednesday, Dec. 1

1:50 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 3,039 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Wednesday afternoon. 

There are 1,157 people in NC hospitals being treated for the virus. The state's daily positivity rate is 7.3% and 18,776 have died in NC since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Here's who's been vaccinated in the state of the adult population: 73% of adults have received at least one dose and 69% are fully vaccinated.

9:22 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 2,413 coronavirus infections to its count this morning, bringing the state total (since March 2020) to 971,529 cases.

In the months since the pandemic has reached Virginia, 14,730 people have died from COVID-19 here.

Today, 965 people were in the hospital with cases of the new disease. From those patients, 235 people were in ICU wards and 146 were on ventilators.

Cases reported per day and hospitalizations have both been going up since the days following Thanksgiving.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 79
  • Norfolk -- 50
  • Chesapeake -- 49
  • Hampton -- 20
  • Newport News -- 17
  • James City County -- 17
  • York County -- 11
  • Gloucester County -- 11
  • Portsmouth -- 9
  • Isle of Wight County -- 6
  • Suffolk -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 2

Tuesday, Nov. 30

2 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 1,755 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Tuesday afternoon.

The state's daily positivity rate is higher than it was previously, it's currently 9.4%.

There are 1,131 people receiving hospital treatment for the virus, in North Carolina.

Here's the number of adults vaccinated in NC: 72% have received at least one dose and 68% are fully vaccinated.

11:10 a.m.

There were 992 people in Virginia hospitals with the disease today, with 236 of those patients in the ICU ward and 128 on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 80
  • Chesapeake -- 54
  • Hampton -- 26
  • Norfolk -- 25
  • Newport News -- 17
  • Portsmouth -- 13
  • James City County -- 12
  • Isle of Wight County -- 11
  • Suffolk -- 10
  • York County -- 8
  • Gloucester County -- 5
  • Mathews County -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 3

9:21 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 969,116 total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. That's 1,907 new cases since yesterday. 

By the latest count, 14,710 people have died from COVID-19 in the commonwealth.

The hospitalization and locality information have not yet been updated at this time. 

Monday, Nov. 29

12:30 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 1,725 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its dashboard Monday morning.

In hospitals across the state, there are 1,077 people hospitalized for the virus and the state's positivity rate is 8.3%

In addition to more kids getting vaccinated against COVID-19, adults in NC have been continuing to get the shot -- 72% of adults received at least one shot and 68% are fully vaccinated. 

9:20 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 967,209 total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. That's 3,470 new cases since the last update on Friday.

By the latest count, 14,684 people have died from COVID-19 in the commonwealth.

There were 936 people in Virginia hospitals with the disease today, with 241 of those patients in the ICU ward and 116 on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 59
  • Chesapeake -- 35
  • Norfolk -- 24
  • Newport News -- 20
  • James City County -- 19
  • Hampton -- 12
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • Portsmouth -- 6
  • York County -- 5
  • Gloucester County -- 4
  • Isle of Wight County -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0

Friday, Nov. 26

11:48 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reached 963,739 COVID-19 cases Friday morning. That's 1,267 newly reported cases since Thanksgiving.

By the latest count, 14,635 people had died from COVID-19 in the commonwealth.

There were 859 people in Virginia hospitals with the disease today, with 231 of those patients in the ICU ward and 115 on ventilators.

Today, the dashboard showed the first death from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).

There have been 111 total cases of MIS-C since March 2020, but this is the first child to have died. The only information about that child is that he or she lived in Prince William County, up in Northern Virginia.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 43
  • Norfolk -- 26
  • Chesapeake -- 23
  • Newport News -- 23
  • Hampton -- 19
  • James City County -- 17
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • York County -- 9
  • Gloucester County -- 5
  • Portsmouth -- 5
  • Isle of Wight County -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 0

Thursday, Nov. 25

1:20 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health did not update its COVID-19 dashboard on Thanksgiving Day. Here's the statement from their website:

In recognition of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, NCDHHS will not publish dashboards on Thursday or Friday, Nov. 25-26, 2021, and will resume publication on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. The following Dashboards that have normally scheduled publications on Thursday will move their publication to Wednesday of this week: CLI Surveillance, Outbreaks and Clusters, and Wastewater Monitoring.

9:49 a.m.

Virginia added 1,781 coronavirus cases to the official count on Thanksgiving morning. That's 246 more cases than VDH reported yesterday.

Virginia's 7-day case average hasn't gone up much since early November, when the commonwealth was seeing the fewest average cases per day since August.

Overall, the health department has followed 962,472 total infections since March 2020.

By this morning, 14,616 people in the state have died from COVID-19.

There were 881 people in Virginia hospitals with COVID-19 this morning. That's 14 more people than were hospitalized yesterday.

Of today's COVID-19 patients, 219 people were in ICU wards and 113 people were on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 68
  • Chesapeake -- 47
  • Newport News -- 28
  • Hampton -- 22
  • Norfolk -- 18
  • James City County -- 16
  • Suffolk -- 11
  • York County -- 11
  • Gloucester County -- 9
  • Portsmouth -- 8
  • Isle of Wight County -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 1

Wednesday, Nov. 24

1:09 p.m.

The North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services added 2,318 new COVID-19 cases to its running count Wednesday. The state has seen 1,524,078 total cases since the pandemic began.

1,113 people statewide are being treated in hospitals for the virus. 260 are being treated in an intensive care unit.

18,676 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

9:28 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,535 new COVID-19 cases to its running count Wednesday morning. The state has seen 960,691 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 867 people are hospitalized with the virus, with 216 being treated in an intensive care unit.

14,597 people across the state have died from the virus.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 56
  • Chesapeake -- 23
  • Newport News -- 15
  • Norfolk -- 19
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • Portsmouth -- 38
  • Hampton -- 16
  • Gloucester County -- 5
  • James City County -- 15
  • York County -- 8
  • Isle of Wight County -- 6
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 3

Tuesday, Nov. 23

12:48 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 1,289 newly reported COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard Tuesday.

In the state, the daily positivity rate is 7.5% and 1,112 people are currently being treated in hospitals for the virus.

According to NCDHHS, the state has reached 18,642 total COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic started in March 2020.

COVID-19 vaccination efforts are continuing -- 72% of adults in NC have received at least one dose of the vaccine against the virus and 68% of adults are fully vaccinated.

9:40 a.m.

Tuesday morning, Virginia reached a total coronavirus case count of 959,156. That's including all doctor-tracked cases since March 2020.

In the same months, at least 14,573 people have died from COVID-19.

Today alone, the state health department added 1,586 infections to its official count.

Today, 863 people were in Virginia hospitals with cases of the disease. Hospitalizations had been up in the 2,000-range in September and had been falling until early November. Since then, that number has been in the 800s.

There were 221 patients in ICU wards with COVID-19. There were 113 COVID-19 patients who needed ventilators.

Here's how vaccinations stand in the commonwealth:

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,276,276 (that's 73.5% of the total population, and 87.1% of Virginians 18 and older)
  • People fully vaccinated: 5,499,704 (that's 64.4% of the total population, and 76.6% of Virginia's 18+ population)
  • People vaccinated with booster/third dose: 1,094,362

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 64
  • Chesapeake -- 63
  • Newport News -- 23
  • Norfolk -- 17
  • Suffolk -- 16
  • Portsmouth -- 19
  • Hampton -- 15
  • Gloucester County -- 11
  • James City County -- 10
  • York County -- 8
  • Isle of Wight County -- 6
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 0

Monday, Nov. 22

2:58 p.m.

North Carolina added 1,383 new COVID-19 cases to its running count on Monday. The state has seen 1,520,471 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 1,055 people are being treated in hospitalized for the virus. 280 people are hospitalized in an intensive care unit.

18,630 people statewide had died from the virus since the pandemic began.

9:43 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,097 new cases Monday morning. The state has seen 957,570 total cases since the pandemic reached the Commonwealth.

846 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus, with 215 hospitalized in an intensive care unit. 

Average hospitalizations have plateaued since Nov. 11, following a decline that began in late September. Today's seven-day moving average of current hospitalizations is 855.

14,548 people in Virginia have died from the virus since the pandemic began.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 41
  • Chesapeake -- 24
  • Newport News -- 12
  • Norfolk -- 22
  • Hampton -- 9
  • Suffolk -- 5
  • James City County -- 16
  • Portsmouth -- 11
  • York County -- 4
  • Gloucester County -- 2
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 2

Friday, Nov. 19

2:08 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,401 new COVID-19 cases today. 

There are currently 1,052 people in hospitals across the state who are being treated for COVID-19. Since the pandemic started in March 2020, there has been 18,597 people who died in the state from the virus.

NC is approaching the distribution of nearly 20 million COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began. 

9:45 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,762 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard. These are fewer new cases than the number reported yesterday.

Since the pandemic started, the state has seen 39,684 people to be hospitalized for the virus and 14,492 people have died as a result.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 52
  • Chesapeake -- 29
  • Newport News -- 20
  • Norfolk -- 19
  • Hampton -- 18
  • Suffolk -- 15
  • James City County -- 12
  • Portsmouth -- 9
  • York County -- 7
  • Gloucester County -- 7
  • Isle of Wight County -- 5
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 1

Thursday, Nov. 18

12:20 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,171 new COVID-19 cases Thursday. 

There are currently 1,049 people in hospitals across the state who are being treated for COVID-19. Since the pandemic started in March 2020, there've been 18,514 who died in the state from the virus.

NC currently has a positivity rate of 6.1%. Of the adult population, 72% have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 68% are fully vaccinated.

12:11 p.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,895 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard. These are fewer new cases than the number reported yesterday.

Since the pandemic started, the state has seen 39,634 people to be hospitalized for the virus and 14,469 people have died as a result.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 43
  • Chesapeake -- 40
  • Norfolk -- 27
  • Newport News -- 31
  • Hampton -- 14
  • Suffolk -- 7
  • James City County -- 22
  • Isle of Wight County -- 11
  • York County -- 10
  • Portsmouth -- 12
  • Gloucester County -- 10
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 1

Wednesday, Nov. 17

9:44 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 2,532 new COVID-19 cases to its running count Wednesday morning. Today is the highest reported new case count since mid-October.

The state has seen 949,803 total cases since the pandemic reached the Commonwealth.

Right now, there are 879 people statewide being treated in hospitals for the virus. 205 people are hospitalized in an ICU.

14,443 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. That's 21 more people since yesterday's update.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 83
  • Chesapeake -- 42
  • Norfolk -- 37
  • Newport News -- 37
  • Hampton -- 17
  • Suffolk -- 19
  • James City County -- 20
  • Isle of Wight County -- 1
  • York County -- 14
  • Portsmouth -- 11
  • Gloucester County -- 19
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 0

Tuesday, Nov. 16

5:25 p.m.

North Carolina added 1,339 new cases to its running count Tuesday. The state has seen 1,507,915 total cases since the pandemic began.

Right now, 1,037 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus, with 294 in an intensive care unit.

The state has seen 18,462 COVID-related deaths.

5:13 p.m.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,210 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. The state has seen 947,271 total cases and 14,422 deaths since the pandemic began.

Right now, 849 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus, with 204 in an intensive care unit.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 42
  • Chesapeake -- 24
  • Norfolk -- 16
  • Newport News -- 15
  • Hampton -- 13
  • Suffolk -- 5
  • James City County -- 11
  • Isle of Wight County -- 10
  • York County -- 6
  • Portsmouth -- 8
  • Gloucester County -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 3

Monday, Nov. 15

12:16 p.m.

North Carolina has seen 1,506,576 total COVID-19 cases and 18,437 deaths since the pandemic began. 

On Monday, the state's Department of Health and Human Services added 1,361 cases to its running count.

Right now, 1,039 people are being treated in hospitals for the virus with 290 in an intensive care unit.

9:27 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 871 new COVID-19 cases Monday morning, nearly 600 fewer cases than what was reported Friday.

The state has seen 946,061 total cases and 14,392 total deaths since the pandemic began last year.

Right now, 829 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, with 205 in an intensive care unit. COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to go down significantly. Today's seven-day moving average of current hospitalizations is 844, which is about the same number seen in early May and early August.

As of Sunday, 12,097,600 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the Commonwealth. 72% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 63.7% are fully vaccinated. 889,668 people have gotten a booster shot.

As of 9:24 a.m., VDH hasn't updated COVID-19 locality data, so the new case counts for Hampton Roads aren't available yet.