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COVID-19 Live Updates | 1,700+ cases added to N.C. count; Virginia reports 1,054 cases Thursday

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.

Thursday, August 13

12:50 p.m.

North Carolina health officials continue to report tremendous rises in the statewide COVID-19 caseload. An additional 1,763 cases were added to the state count on Thursday bringing the full total to 140,824.

Even though hundreds of new cases are being reported every day, NCDHHS reports that the state's seven-day rolling average is trending down.

The number of people who have died from the virus in North Carolina is 2,287, with officials adding 38 more deaths to the death toll on Thursday. Most infections are surfacing within the 25-49 age group.

Out of all the cases in the Tar Heel state, 2,064 of them are from the northeastern North Carolina area.

11:30 a.m.

On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health's running count had hit 99,428 confirmed cases and 2,248 deaths related to COVID-19. Not all of the cases detected since March are still considered active.

Since yesterday, the health department has reported 1,054 cases and 10 deaths.

Health officials have run more than 1.3 million coronavirus tests in Virginia since the pandemic began.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore:

  • Chesapeake -- 74
  • Virginia Beach -- 65
  • Portsmouth -- 52
  • Suffolk -- 17
  • Newport News -- 26
  • Hampton -- 18
  • Norfolk -- 56
  • Isle of Wight County -- 14
  • Gloucester County -- 5
  • James City County -- 3
  • York County -- 8
  • Williamsburg -- 2
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 2
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Wednesday, August 12

3 p.m.

This afternoon, North Carolina's health department added 1,166 cases to its running total.

That means since the pandemic began, health officials have detected 139,061 confirmed positive cases and 2,249 deaths related to COVID-19 in the state.

The 7-day rolling average of new cases reported per day has been trending slightly downward in August.

Health officials have run more than 1.82 million tests to detect active cases. (A note on the health department website said there had been a reporting discrepancy that made the reported test-count higher than it should have been, but that was fixed this week.) 

Today, 1,062 people were being treated for coronavirus in the state's hospitals. About 28% of North Carolina's ventilators were being used.

9:25 a.m.

By Wednesday morning, the Virginia Department of Health's running count had hit 98,374 confirmed cases and 2,238 deaths related to COVID-19. Not all of the cases detected since March are still considered active.

Since yesterday, the health department has reported 662 cases and six deaths.

This morning, there were 884 people being treated for coronavirus and 397 people waiting on coronavirus test results in Virginia's hospitals.

Health officials have run more than 1.28 million coronavirus tests in Virginia since the pandemic began.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore:

  • Chesapeake -- 50
  • Virginia Beach -- 28
  • Portsmouth -- 22
  • Suffolk -- 18
  • Newport News -- 17
  • Hampton -- 16
  • Norfolk -- 15
  • Isle of Wight County -- 11
  • Gloucester County -- 4
  • James City County -- 3
  • York County -- 1
  • Williamsburg -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0
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Tuesday, August 11

9:30 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 905 confirmed cases and 17 deaths related to confirmed cases of COVID-19 to its dashboard this morning.

Since the outbreak reached Virginia in March, the commonwealth has recorded 97,712 confirmed cases and 2,232 COVID-19 deaths.

That's a result of running more than 1.26 million tests for the novel coronavirus.

This morning, 866 people were being treated for coronavirus in state hospitals. There were 427 other patients in hospitals, waiting on test results.

Almost 20% of Virginia's cases have been detected among 20-29 year-old people.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore:

  • Norfolk -- 84
  • Virginia Beach -- 61
  • Portsmouth -- 45
  • Suffolk -- 19
  • Hampton -- 12
  • Chesapeake -- 9
  • Newport News -- 8
  • Isle of Wight County -- 3
  • James City County -- 1
  • York County -- 1
  • Gloucester County -- 1
  • Williamsburg -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0

Monday, August 10

1 p.m.

Today, North Carolina reached a total count of 136,218 confirmed coronavirus cases and 2,168 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began. Not all of those cases are still active.

There were 1,109 people in hospitals Monday morning, seeking treatment for confirmed cases. About 26% of North Carolina's ventilators were being used.

North Carolina medical officials have tested more than 1.9 million people for coronavirus since March.

9:30 a.m.

Virginia reached 96,807 confirmed coronavirus cases and 2,215 deaths related to confirmed cases. That includes 640 newly confirmed cases and one newly confirmed death.

So far, medical workers have run more than 1.25 million tests to detect active cases of the novel coronavirus in Virginia.

This morning, 855 people were hospitalized for treatment of confirmed cases, and 396 people were in hospitals waiting on test results.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore:

  • Virginia Beach -- 77
  • Chesapeake -- 37
  • Portsmouth -- 29
  • Newport News -- 20
  • Hampton -- 17
  • Suffolk -- 15
  • James City County -- 9
  • York County -- 7
  • Williamsburg -- 2
  • Gloucester County -- 1
  • Norfolk -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0

Sunday, August 9

10:47 a.m.

Virginia's statewide cases reached more than 100,000 since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virginia added 841 new confirmed cases and 3 COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday.

These new cases add up to 96,167 cases and 2,214 deaths reported since the outbreak started, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Not all of the cases are still active.

Health officials have processed more than 1.24 million tests to detect cases of the virus since March.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore:

  • Norfolk -- 3
  • Virginia Beach -- 78
  • Chesapeake -- 40
  • Newport News -- 11
  • Portsmouth -- 1
  • Suffolk -- 24
  • Hampton -- 18
  • James City County -- 6
  • York County -- 5
  • Isle of Wight County -- 4
  • Gloucester County -- 4
  • Williamsburg -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 0

Saturday, August 8

3 p.m.

North Carolina added 1,954 cases and 26 COVID-19 related deaths to its running count on Saturday.

In all, the state has seen 134,766 cases and 2,160 deaths since the pandemic began.

Today, there were 1,129 people hospitalized for coronavirus treatment in North Carolina. Health officials have run about 1.96 million tests to detect the virus so far.

10:35 a.m.

Virginia added 1,185 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus and 3 COVID-19 deaths to its running count.

These new cases add up to 95,326 cases and 2,211 deaths reported since the outbreak started, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Not all of the cases are still active.

Health officials have processed more than 1.2 million tests to detect cases of the virus since March.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore:

  • Norfolk -- 71
  • Virginia Beach -- 114
  • Chesapeake -- 44
  • Newport News -- 28
  • Portsmouth -- 32
  • Suffolk -- 27
  • Hampton -- 37
  • James City County -- 6
  • York County -- 6
  • Isle of Wight County -- 5
  • Gloucester County -- 4
  • Williamsburg -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 1

Friday, August 7

1:10 p.m.

North Carolina's coronavirus dashboard added 1,545 cases and 42 COVID-19 related deaths Friday.

In all, the state has seen 132,812 cases and 2,134 deaths since the pandemic began.

Today, there were 1,123 people hospitalized for coronavirus treatment in North Carolina. Health officials have run about 1.94 million tests to detect the virus so far.

10:15 a.m.

Friday morning, Virginia added 1,897 newly confirmed cases of coroanvirus and 17 COVID-19 deaths to its running count.

The Virginia Department of Health said even though the cases were all reported today, some of the new numbers should have been counted on other days this week.

"Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that the COVID-19 data numbers that will be posted on Friday, August 7 will contain a significant increase due to a data backlog from earlier in the week," wrote a spokesperson 

"This figure includes information that should have been reported on Wednesday and Thursday of this week as well as the regular numbers for Friday."

These new cases add up to 94,141 cases and 2,208 deaths reported since the outbreak started, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Not all of the cases are still active.

Health officials have processed more than 1.2 million tests to detect cases of the virus since March.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore:

  • Norfolk -- 133
  • Virginia Beach -- 123
  • Chesapeake -- 67
  • Newport News -- 52
  • Portsmouth -- 50
  • Suffolk -- 47
  • Hampton -- 42
  • James City County -- 21
  • York County -- 17
  • Isle of Wight County -- 8
  • Gloucester County -- 5
  • Williamsburg -- 2
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 1