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COVID-19 Live Updates | Virginia adds 1,200 more cases to running count

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.

Editor's Note: After March 11, 2022, we'll be hitting "pause" on this daily blog indefinitely. To find information about COVID-19 case numbers, trends, and other data in Virginia, click here. To find information about COVID-19 in North Carolina, click here.

Although we won't be adding to this blog, you'll be able to find updates related to COVID-19 on our coronavirus page.

Thank you, and stay safe and healthy!

Friday, March 11

10:23 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,272 newly reported cases to its dashboard Friday morning.

The new cases bring the state's running total up to 1,653,212 cases since March 2020. Also in that time, 19,212 people have died from COVID-19 in the commonwealth.

Today, 507 people were in Virginia hospitals for cases of the disease. Among those patients, 115 people were in ICU wards and 85 needed ventilators.

Thursday, March 10

12:27 p.m.

On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health slightly changed how it offers COVID-19 case data on its website.

The website will not release how many cases were reported each day for each locality. However, you can still figure out how many people have been sick in your area over the past 13 weeks by visiting the "cases" tab.

In the last two years, Virginia has tracked 1,651,940 coronavirus infections and 19,165 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, the health department added 1,659 cases from across the commonwealth. 530 people were hospitalized with cases of the disease.

Wednesday, March 9

3:53 p.m.

North Carolina added 1,833 more cases to its infection count Wednesday, bringing the two-year total up to 2,604,971 cases.

In the last two years, 22,864 people have also died from COVID-19 in the Tar Heel state.

Wednesday, 1,093 people were in hospitals around the state, getting help for cases of COVID-19. Hospitalizations have been on a steady downward trend since mid-January.

11:32 a.m.

Virginia reached 160 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) cases Wednesday.

That disease, which pops up in areas where children have been exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, can affect children for long periods of time.

The Virginia Department of Health has been keeping track of how many MIS-C and COVID-19 infections are reported in the commonwealth. By the latest update, the state's total COVID-19 cases were at 1,650,281, and 19,130 people had died from the disease.

Today alone, doctors reported 1,015 new cases.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Norfolk -- 59
  • Virginia Beach -- 38
  • Chesapeake -- 18
  • Portsmouth -- 9
  • York County -- 5
  • Hampton -- 5
  • Mathews County -- 3
  • James City County -- 3
  • Newport News -- 3
  • Gloucester County -- 1
  • Suffolk -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Isle of Wight County -- -1

Tuesday, March 8

9:48 a.m.

Just over two years from when the first COVID-19 case was detected in Virginia, the commonwealth is nearing the 1,650,000 total case mark.

The first person in Virginia to test positive for COVID-19 got that test result on March 7, 2020.

Today, the Virginia Department of Health added 1,087 cases, bringing the running total number of infections to 1,649,266. Those people aren't all still sick, it counts detected infections from the last two years.

In the last two years, 19,098 people have died from cases of COVID-19 in Virginia. 

Today, 635 people were hospitalized with cases of the disease. There were 131 COVID-19 patients in ICU wards, and 86 on ventilators.

Virginia's local case data had not been updated by 9:45 a.m.

Monday, March 7

1:53 p.m.

North Carolina added 528 more cases to its coronavirus count today.

In the last two years, doctors have followed 2,602,244 COVID-19 cases in the Tar Heel state, and 22,802 deaths.

In the latest update, 1,140 people were hospitalized with cases of the disease in North Carolina. There were 235 adult COVID-19 ICU patients today.

Note: An initial report for today stated that Virginia had over 2,000 new infections, but has since been corrected and is accurate.

9:52 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 520 more cases to its running coronavirus case count this morning. 

In the last two years, Virginia healthcare teams have reported 1,648,179 infections and 19,060 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, 636 people were in hospitals in Virginia with cases of COVID-19. Out of that group of patients, 139 people were in ICU wards and 97 people needed ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 49
  • Chesapeake -- 34
  • Hampton -- 45
  • Newport News -- 28
  • Suffolk -- 7
  • Norfolk -- 28
  • Mathews County -- 2
  • James City County -- 12
  • Isle of Wight County -- 1
  • Gloucester County -- 8
  • Portsmouth -- 17
  • York County -- 14
  • Poquoson -- 4

Friday, March 4

12:41 p.m.

North Carolina added 2,646 more cases to its coronavirus count Friday. That's the fourth day of increasing daily cases in a row. However, cases are still relatively low.

In the last two years, doctors have followed 2,598,014 COVID-19 cases in the Tar Heel state, and 22,763 deaths.

In the latest update, 1,336 people were hospitalized with cases of the disease in North Carolina. There were 284 adult COVID-19 ICU patients today.

9:53 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,097 more cases to its running coronavirus case count Friday morning. 

That's continuing a monthlong downward case trend for the commonwealth.

In the last two years, Virginia healthcare teams have reported 1,645,791 infections and 18,955 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, 768 people were in hospitals in Virginia with cases of COVID-19. Out of that group of patients, 154 people were in ICU wards and 101 people needed ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 46
  • Chesapeake -- 25
  • Hampton -- 11
  • Newport News -- 9
  • Suffolk -- 4
  • Norfolk -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 3
  • James City County -- 1
  • Isle of Wight County -- 1
  • Gloucester County -- 1
  • Portsmouth -- 0
  • York County -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 0

Thursday, March 3

1:55 p.m.

North Carolina added 2,377 more coronavirus cases to its official count Thursday, which is a slight dip back up from reporting few daily cases in February.

In the last two years, the Tar Heel state has tracked 2,595,368 total infections, and 22,725 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, 1,401 people were being treated for cases of the disease in North Carolina hospitals.

12:06 p.m.

Virginia added 1,644 newly counted coronavirus cases, bringing the two-year total up to 1,644,694 infections.

In Virginia, since March 2020, 18,905 people have died from cases of COVID-19.

Today, 789 people were in state hospitals with cases of the disease. Out of that group, 154 people were in ICU wards and 100 needed ventilator support.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 24
  • Virginia Beach -- 49
  • Portsmouth -- 5
  • Newport News -- 19
  • James City County -- 11
  • Suffolk -- 6
  • Hampton -- 20
  • York County -- 10
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Norfolk -- 15
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 3
  • Gloucester County -- -9

Wednesday, March 2

1:58 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Resources reported 2,243 new cases of COVID-19 today. This is an uptick from yesterday, and it's officially above the seven-day rolling average number of cases.

The state has reached 2,592,991 total cases since the pandemic began and 22,671 deaths from COVID-19 complications. 

Today, there are 1,461 people across the state hospitalized with COVID-19.

10:50 a.m.

Today, Virginia passed the 150-case mark for cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). In the last two years, 151 children were diagnosed with that illness, which tends to affect children exposed to the novel coronavirus.

Also in the last two years, Virginia's health department has tracked 1,643,050 coronavirus cases and 18,859 COVID-19 deaths.

Today alone, 1,612 new cases were reported. That's a few hundred cases above the 7-day average mark.

Today, 834 people were in Virginia hospitals getting treatment for COVID-19 vases. There were 157 COVID-19 patients in ICU wards, and 110 who needed ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 33
  • Virginia Beach -- 26
  • Portsmouth -- 12
  • Newport News -- 11
  • James City County -- 9
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • Hampton -- 6
  • York County -- 2
  • Isle of Wight County -- 1
  • Norfolk -- 16
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Gloucester County -- -2

Tuesday, March 1

1:55 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reached 2,590,748 total cases today, with 22,608 COVID-19 deaths reported over the last two years.

Today alone, the state added 1,231 cases. That's a few more than were reported Monday, but still below the seven-day rolling average number of cases.

This number follows a downward trend that started after the state's all-time peak in mid-January.

Today, 1,543 people were in North Carolina hospital with cases of the disease. That's another metric that's been going down since January.

10:23 a.m.

Virginia added 1,496 newly counted coronavirus cases on the first day of March, bringing the two-year total up to 1,641,438 infections.

In Virginia, since March 2020, 18,811 people have died from cases of COVID-19.

Today, 855 people were in state hospitals with cases of the disease. Out of that group, 164 people were in ICU wards and 112 needed ventilator support.

The last time hospitalizations were so low was in late November 2021.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 47
  • Virginia Beach -- 26
  • James City County -- 11
  • Portsmouth -- 9
  • Newport News -- 8
  • Gloucester County -- 8
  • Hampton -- 6
  • York County -- 5
  • Suffolk -- 5
  • Isle of Wight County -- 3
  • Norfolk -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0

Monday, Feb. 28

1:58 p.m.

North Carolina added only 909 new COVID-19 cases to their dashboard today. 

1,618 people were getting help for COVID-19 cases in North Carolina hospitals, which is a downward trend from last week. 

With the new cases, the state's total hit 2,589,5 infections since March 2020.

In total, 22,570 North Carolinians have died from COVID-19 complications since the pandemic began. 

10:20 a.m.

Between Sunday and Monday, healthcare teams in Virginia have reported only 764 newly detected coronavirus cases. That's the lowest single-day case count in months, even though daily cases reported on Mondays are typically lower than other days of the week.

In the last two years, the Virginia Department of Health has tracked 1,639,942 coronavirus infections, and recorded 18,771 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, 902 people were in Virginia hospitals with cases of COVID-19. Among those patients, 187 people were in ICU wards and 114 needed ventilators.

Coronavirus case locality data hadn't been updated by 10:20 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 25

1:19 p.m.

North Carolina added 4,887 new cases to its running count Friday, which is more than they've reported any day in the last week by at least 1,000 cases.

However, hospitalizations are still trending downward for the Tar Heel state. Today, 1,861 people were getting help for COVID-19 cases in North Carolina hospitals.

With the new cases, the state's total hit 2,583,404 infections since March 2020.

10:28 a.m.

Virginia's hospitals were only treating 1,002 people for cases of COVID-19 on Friday. That's fewer people than have been hospitalized since the first week of December 2021.

The Virginia Department of Health's dashboard showed that the state added 1,659 newly reported cases this morning, bringing the running total up to 1,636,510.

In the last two years, 18,536 people have died from the disease in Virginia.

However, 103,872 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth who were later discharged from care.

Today, 198 COVID-19 patients were in ICU wards and 121 needed ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Hampton -- 69
  • Virginia Beach -- 45
  • Newport News -- 32
  • Portsmouth -- 29
  • Chesapeake -- 27
  • James City County -- 15
  • Norfolk -- 15
  • York County -- 14
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • Isle of Wight County -- 4
  • Gloucester County -- 3
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 1

Thursday, Feb. 24

1:05 p.m.

Virginia added 2,176 coronavirus cases to its running count Thursday morning, which brought the commonwealth's total cases up to 1,634,851 infections.

In the last two years, 18,440 people have died from COVID-19 in Virginia. That count has gone up by 102 deaths since yesterday. 

Today, 1,018 people in Virginia were hospitalized with cases of COVID-19. Out of those people, 208 were in ICU wards and 142 needed ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 76
  • Hampton -- 60
  • Virginia Beach -- 51
  • Newport News -- 29
  • James City County -- 26
  • Norfolk -- 23
  • Portsmouth -- 23
  • Suffolk -- 13
  • York County -- 10
  • Gloucester County -- 10
  • Isle of Wight County -- 2
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 0

Wednesday, Feb. 23

10:56 a.m.

Virginia added just fewer than 2,000 newly reported coronavirus cases to the VDH dashboard Wednesday morning.

The 1,993 new cases bring the state's running total to 1,632,675 infections since March 2020. In the same amount of time, 18,338 people have died from COVID-19.

Today, 1,080 people were hospitalized with cases of COVID-19 in Virginia. Among that group of patients, 217 people were in ICU wards and 133 people needed ventilators.

In the last two years, more than 103,000 people have been hospitalized for cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, but were later discharged.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 83
  • Virginia Beach -- 73
  • Norfolk -- 46
  • Newport News -- 22
  • Portsmouth -- 17
  • James City County -- 13
  • Hampton -- 13
  • Suffolk -- 11
  • York County -- 10
  • Isle of Wight County -- 7
  • Gloucester County -- 6
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 0

Tuesday, Feb. 22

2:38 p.m.

North Carolina is seeing a continuation of significantly lowered hospitalization numbers this week.

Today, 2,215 people were hospitalized with cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina -- down from more than 5,200 people hospitalized in late January.

The health department added 1,716 newly reported cases today, which shows that trajectory is going down, too.

There have been 2,571,397 total coronavirus cases in the Tar Heel state since March 2020, and 22,296 COVID-19 deaths.

12:45 p.m.

This morning, the Virginia Department of Health added 2,089 new COVID-19 cases to their dashboard. 

In the two years since the pandemic reached Virginia, the Virginia Department of Health has tracked 1,630,682 infections and 18,230 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, 1,199 people were hospitalized for cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. 240 of those patients are in the ICU, and 148 are on ventilators.

 Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 35
  • James City County -- 16
  • Newport News -- 12
  • Norfolk -- 17
  • Chesapeake -- 93
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • York County -- 4
  • Gloucester County -- 4
  • Portsmouth -- 12
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 1
  • Isle of Wight County -- 12
  • Hampton -- 28

Monday, Feb. 21

3:14 p.m.

North Carolina is seeing significantly lowered hospitalization numbers this week.

Today, 2,296 people were hospitalized with cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina -- down from more than 5,200 people hospitalized in late January.

The health department added 2,060 newly reported cases today, which shows that trajectory is going down, too.

There have been 2,569,681 total coronavirus cases in the Tar Heel state since March 2020, and 22,237 COVID-19 deaths.

3:07 p.m.

On President's Day, Virginia added 1,355 more coronavirus cases to its running tally.

That's many fewer than the commonwealth has recently been reporting per day on average, but Mondays typically see lower reporting numbers than other days of the week. Most days last week brought about 3,000 cases to the count.

In the two years since the pandemic reached Virginia, the Virginia Department of Health has tracked 1,628,593 infections and 18,145 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, 1,221 people were hospitalized for cases of COVID-19 in the state's borders.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 38
  • James City County -- 22
  • Newport News -- 18
  • Norfolk -- 17
  • Chesapeake -- 13
  • Suffolk -- 11
  • York County -- 6
  • Gloucester County -- 6
  • Portsmouth -- 3
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 2
  • Isle of Wight County -- 1
  • Hampton -- -10




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