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COVID-19 Live Updates | Virginia hits 160,000 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.

Friday, Oct. 23

10:40 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 944 confirmed cases and 19 confirmed deaths from yesterday.

That brings Virginia's running COVID-19 dashboard on Friday to 160,004 confirmed cases and 3,293 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

Health officials have run more than 2.47 million coronavirus tests to track the virus in the Commonwealth, so far.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 43
  • Chesapeake -- 17
  • Portsmouth -- 31
  • Norfolk -- 39
  • Newport News -- 16
  • Suffolk -- 11
  • Hampton -- 8
  • York County -- 0
  • James City County -- 3
  • Gloucester County -- 2
  • Isle of Wight County -- 8
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Williamsburg -- 1

Thursday, Oct. 22

9:15 a.m.

On Thursday morning, Virginia's running COVID-19 dashboard stood at 159,060 confirmed cases and 3,274 confirmed deaths.

The state health officials added 1,062 confirmed cases and 8 confirmed deaths from yesterday.

So far, health officials have run more than 2.45 million coronavirus tests to track the virus in the commonwealth.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 57
  • Chesapeake -- 26
  • Portsmouth -- 21
  • Norfolk -- 24
  • Newport News -- 23
  • Suffolk -- 3
  • Hampton -- 7
  • York County -- 1
  • James City County -- 2
  • Gloucester County -- 3
  • Isle of Wight County -- 7
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 3
  • Williamsburg -- 0

Wednesday, Oct. 21

1:30 p.m.

Wednesday afternoon, the North Carolina health department added 1,495 PCR-confirmed cases and 40 COVID-19 deaths to its dashboard.

That brings the state's totals, since the pandemic began, to 241,792 swab-test-confirmed cases and 3,981 confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

Those numbers were confirmed by the 3.69 million coronavirus tests so far conducted in North Carolina.

There were 1,219 people with the virus in state hospitals today, continuing the upward trend of coronavirus hospitalizations.

9:20 a.m.

This morning, Virginia's running coronavirus dashboard stood at 157,998 confirmed cases and 3,266 COVID-19 deaths.

That's an increase of 785 cases and 30 deaths from yesterday.

So far, health officials have run more than 2.43 million coronavirus tests to track the virus in the commonwealth.

The majority of the state's cases have been detected in people between the ages of 20 and 29.

Today, there were 695 coronavirus patients in Virginia hospitals, and 315 patients waiting on coronavirus tests.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 29
  • Chesapeake -- 17
  • Portsmouth -- 11
  • Norfolk -- 10
  • Newport News -- 9
  • Suffolk -- 7
  • Hampton -- 6
  • York County -- 5
  • James City County -- 4
  • Gloucester County -- 4
  • Isle of Wight County -- 3
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 1
  • Williamsburg -- 0

Tuesday, Oct. 20

12:45 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reached 240,297 PCR-confirmed positive coronavirus cases today, with 1,403 cases reported since yesterday.

North Carolina has also seen 3,941 deaths tied to confirmed COVID-19 cases.

To track cases in the state, health officials have run more than 3.66 million coronavirus tests.

This morning, there were 1,203 patients with the virus in state hospitals. That's the highest hospitalization number this month.

9:25 a.m.

This morning, the Virginia Department of Health added 774 confirmed cases to its running count, bringing the state's total to 157,213 instances so far.

That's alongside Virginia's 3,236 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. Since Monday, 27 virus deaths were reported.

Since the pandemic reached the commonwealth, health officials have processed more than 2.41 million PCR swab tests to detect the virus.

In state hospitals this morning, there were 688 patients with confirmed cases, and 249 patients waiting on the results of COVID-19 tests.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 40
  • Norfolk -- 30
  • Newport News -- 20
  • Hampton -- 19
  • Chesapeake -- 15
  • Isle of Wight County -- 9
  • Suffolk -- 7
  • Portsmouth -- 6
  • James City County -- 5
  • York County -- 3
  • Williamsburg -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Gloucester County -- 0
  • Mathews County -- -5

Monday, Oct. 19

2:10 p.m.

Virginia health officials counted 601 newly-confirmed cases that have brought the overall COVID-19 state tally to 156,439.

An additional 23 people have died from the virus which brings the death toll to 3,209.

Currently, there are 689 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Virginia hospitals receiving treatment.

In North Carolina, there are 238,894 molecular-positive (PCR) cases with more than 3,600,000 tests completed in the state. That means officials counted 1,089 more PCR tests from Sunday into Monday.

As far as deaths, health officials have counted 3,892 molecular-positive deaths.

The bulk of cases in the Tar Heel state are in the 25-49 age group.

Sunday, Oct. 18

3:25 p.m.

The health department for North Carolina reported 2,208 additional confirmed cases and 5 newly reported COVID-19 deaths Sunday.

The total number of cases confirmed by PCR tests is at 237,805, and there have been 3,934 COVID-19 deaths so far.

Since the pandemic began, healthcare workers have run more than 3.6 million tests to detect active cases of the novel coronavirus.

Today, there were 1,129 COVID-19 patients in North Carolina hospitals.

9:30 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 770 confirmed cases and 11 COVID-19 related deaths Sunday.

That brings the state's total count of confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 155,838 and 3,186 confirmed deaths so far.

Health officials have run more than 2.38 million tests to detect active cases of the virus so far.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 24
  • Chesapeake -- 16
  • Portsmouth -- 4
  • Newport News -- 13
  • Hampton -- 8
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • Isle of Wight County -- 1
  • Norfolk -- 10
  • Gloucester County -- 5
  • James City County -- 7
  • York County -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Williamsburg -- 0

Saturday, Oct. 17

2:30 p.m.

The health department for North Carolina reported 1,865 additional confirmed cases and 65 newly reported COVID-19 deaths Saturday.

The total number of cases confirmed by PCR tests is at 235,597, and there have been 3,929 COVID-19 deaths so far.

Since the pandemic began, healthcare workers have run more than 3.57 million tests to detect active cases of the novel coronavirus.

Today, there were 1,140 COVID-19 patients in North Carolina hospitals.

9:45 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 942 confirmed cases and 14 COVID-19 related deaths on Saturday.

That brings the state's total confirmed cases to 155,068 and 3,175 confirmed deaths since the pandemic began.

Health officials have run more than 2.36 million tests to detect active cases of the virus so far.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 40
  • Chesapeake -- 22
  • Portsmouth -- 2
  • Newport News -- 23
  • Hampton -- 7
  • Suffolk -- 7
  • Isle of Wight County -- 2
  • Norfolk -- 24
  • Gloucester County -- 1
  • James City County -- 2
  • York County -- 4
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Williamsburg -- 0

Friday, Oct. 16

1:45 p.m.

The health department for North Carolina reported 2,370 additional confirmed cases and 33 newly reported COVID-19 deaths Friday.

The department said it's the state’s highest one-day increase of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases to date.

The total number of cases confirmed by PCR tests is at 233,732, and there have been 3,864 COVID-19 deaths so far.

Since the pandemic began, healthcare workers have run more than 3.5 million tests to detect active cases of the novel coronavirus.

Today, there were 1,148 COVID-19 patients in North Carolina hospitals.

9:45 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,009 confirmed cases and 12 COVID-19 related deaths on Friday.

That brings the state's total confirmed cases to 154,126 and 3,161 confirmed deaths since the pandemic began.

Health officials have run more than 2.34 million tests to detect active cases of the virus so far.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 58
  • Chesapeake -- 31
  • Portsmouth -- 7
  • Newport News -- 35
  • Hampton -- 14
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Norfolk -- 23
  • Gloucester County -- 8
  • James City County -- 1
  • York County -- 9
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Williamsburg -- 0

Thursday, Oct. 15

12:05 p.m.

The health department for North Carolina reported 2,247 additional confirmed cases and 18 newly reported COVID-19 deaths Thursday morning.

That's the highest single-day number of cases reported since the pandemic began.

The total number of cases confirmed by PCR tests is at 231,362, and there have been 3,831 COVID-19 deaths so far.

Since the pandemic began, healthcare workers have run more than 3.49 million tests to detect active cases of the novel coronavirus.

Today, there were 1,140 COVID-19 patients in North Carolina hospitals.

9 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,078 confirmed cases and eight COVID-19 deaths Thursday.

That means state health officials have tracked 153,117 confirmed cases and 3,149 deaths since the pandemic reached the commonwealth.

Health officials have run more than 2.32 million tests to detect active cases of the virus so far.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 36
  • Chesapeake -- 33
  • Portsmouth -- 7
  • Newport News -- 21
  • Hampton -- 21
  • Suffolk -- 9
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Norfolk -- 30
  • Gloucester County -- 6
  • James City County -- 3
  • York County -- 8
  • Mathews County -- 5
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Williamsburg -- 0

Wednesday, Oct. 14

2:20 p.m.

By this morning, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services had reported 229,115 cases and 3,813 COVID-19 deaths confirmed by PCR swab testing.

That means, since yesterday, the state has added 1,619 confirmed coronavirus cases and 39 deaths.

To keep up with cases in the state, health officials have run more than 3.45 million tests this year.

Today, there were 1,152 patients with the novel coronavirus in North Carolina hospitals.

10:50 a.m.

Today, the Virginia Department of Health added 682 confirmed cases and nine COVID-19 deaths to the number of cases Governor Northam said there had been yesterday.

That means state health officials have tracked 152,039 confirmed cases and 3,141 deaths since the pandemic reached the commonwealth.

For much of the day on Tuesday, the VDH website was down because of a damaged fiber-optic cable that upholds state online resources.

Health officials have run more than 2.3 million tests to detect active cases of the virus so far.

Today, there were 673 patients with confirmed cases in Virginia hospitals, and 334 others who were being treated as they waited for coronavirus test results.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 28
  • Chesapeake -- 22
  • Portsmouth -- 15
  • Newport News -- 12
  • Hampton -- 11
  • Suffolk -- 7
  • Isle of Wight County -- 7
  • Norfolk -- 7
  • Gloucester County -- 4
  • James City County -- 3
  • York County -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Williamsburg -- 0

Tuesday, Oct. 13

3:30 p.m.

The number of PCR-confirmed cases in North Carolina has risen to 227,496 with more than 1,100 people in hospitals around the state receiving treatment for COVID-19.

The death toll stands at 3,774 which means officials recorded 36 new deaths from Monday into Tuesday.

2:45 p.m.

The Virginia Department of Health's site experienced some technical issues on Tuesday due to a cut fiber cable in Chester, Virginia that knocked out web access to other state agency databases including the Virginia Department of Elections and the Virginia Employment Commission.

State health officials counted 1,036 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases from Monday into Tuesday bringing the full case tally to 151,357.

Officials also recorded 11 new deaths overnight bringing the death toll to 3,132.

Monday, Oct. 12

3:55 p.m.

Health officials have counted exactly 225,959 PCR-confirmed cases in North Carolina since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

More than 1,100 people are hospitalized receiving virus treatment and so far, 3,738 people in the state have died from COVID-19.

More than 3,400,000 people have been tested for the virus.

10:20 a.m.

Today, the Virginia Department of Health's coronavirus case count reached 150,321 confirmed instances and 3,122 COVID-19 deaths.

That's a total cumulation of confirmed cases since March. Not all of the cases are still active.

Since yesterday, the state health department has reported 690 new cases and two more COVID-19 deaths.

That's after healthcare workers have run more than 2.27 million tests to detect active cases.

There were 644 people in Virginia hospitals seeking treatment for confirmed cases today, and 321 other hospital patients waiting on coronavirus tests.

Today, the state was reporting an overall seven-day average coronavirus rate of 11.5 cases reported for every 100,000 residents.

Suffolk's and Williamsburg's seven-day average rate was slightly higher than the state's average, and Gloucester's seven-day average case rate was at 14.5 instances per every 100,000 residents. 

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 32
  • Chesapeake -- 22
  • Newport News -- 9
  • James City County -- 8
  • Hampton -- 7
  • Suffolk -- 6
  • Gloucester County -- 3
  • York County -- 3
  • Portsmouth -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 2
  • Isle of Wight County -- 1
  • Norfolk -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Williamsburg -- -1

Sunday, Oct. 11

10 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 698 new confirmed cases and 4 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 on Sunday.

(13News Now only reports confirmed cases. VDH's data include confirmed and probable cases.)

The state has reached 149,631 confirmed cases and 3,120 deaths since the pandemic began.

Health officials have run more than 2.25 million tests to detect active cases since March.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Newport News -- 9
  • Norfolk -- 0
  • Hampton -- 7
  • Chesapeake -- 22
  • Virginia Beach -- 32
  • York County -- 3
  • James City County -- 8
  • Suffolk -- 6
  • Isle of Wight County -- 1
  • Portsmouth -- 3
  • Gloucester County -- 3
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • Williamsburg -- -1
  • Mathews County -- 2

Saturday, Oct. 10

9:15 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health added 1,005 new confirmed cases and 6 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

(13News Now only reports confirmed cases. VDH's data include confirmed and probable cases.)

The state has reached 148,933 confirmed cases and 3,116 deaths since the pandemic began.

Health officials have run more than 2.23 million tests to detect active cases since March.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Newport News -- 12
  • Norfolk -- 28
  • Hampton -- 12
  • Chesapeake -- 29
  • Virginia Beach -- 52
  • York County -- 4
  • James City County -- 5
  • Suffolk -- 17
  • Isle of Wight County -- 7
  • Portsmouth -- 6
  • Gloucester County -- 15
  • Poquoson -- 1
  • Williamsburg -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 7

Friday, Oct. 9

1 p.m.

When the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services dashboard updated Friday afternoon, it showed 1,803 PCR-confirmed cases and 24 COVID-19 deaths newly reported.

That brings the state's swab-test total to 220,965 cases and 3,713 deaths, since the pandemic reached North Carolina. 

There have been other probable cases, according to blood antigen tests from state health officials.

Those healthcare workers have run more than 3.3 million tests this year to detect the virus and combat its spread.

The state's hospitalization numbers for COVID-19 patients have been on the rise this week. Today, hospitals were treating 1,065 coronavirus patients. That's the highest number of coronavirus patients treated per day since early September.

10:05 a.m.

Friday morning, the Virginia Department of Health had reached 147,928 coronavirus cases and 3,110 COVID-19 deaths.

That's 971 cases and 13 deaths reported since Thursday.

Health officials have run more than 2.21 million tests to detect active cases since March.

In state hospitals today, there were 651 patients with confirmed cases of the novel virus, and 312 others waiting on coronavirus test results.

There were 87 people with either confirmed or suspected cases who needed to be on ventilators today.

Today's seven-day average number of cases reported per 100,000 Virginians was at 11.7.

Suffolk's, Williamsburg's and Mathews' rates were higher than that state average case rate.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Newport News -- 24
  • Norfolk -- 21
  • Hampton -- 17
  • Chesapeake -- 16
  • Virginia Beach -- 12
  • York County -- 10
  • James City County -- 9
  • Suffolk -- 8
  • Isle of Wight County -- 6
  • Portsmouth -- 6
  • Gloucester County -- 4
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Williamsburg -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 0

Thursday, Oct. 8

1 p.m.

North Carolina's department of health added 2,219 cases and 50 COVID-19 deaths confirmed by PRC testing on Thursday.

That means there have been 219,162 cases and 3,689 deaths in the state so far. There have potentially been even more cases and deaths, according to blood antigen testing.

Health officials have run more than 3.26 million tests to detect the cases they've counted.

Today, there were 1,051 people being treated for the virus in hospitals, continuing the trajectory of that upward trend.

10:30 a.m.

On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health reached 146,957 confirmed coronavirus cases and 3,097 COVID-19 deaths.

That's 1,495 more cases and nine more deaths than Virginia had yesterday. Most of this week, the state has reported about 500 new cases per day.

The health department addressed the spike on its website:

Today’s case count includes 689 cases that should have been reported on Wednesday, October 7, but were excluded.  A reminder: cases are not reported on the day the patient became ill, but on the day they have been classified as meeting the case definition for COVID-19.  In order to observe the spread of illness most effectively, please review the charts that show cases by date of symptom onset.

Health officials have run almost 2.19 million tests to detect active cases since the pandemic reached Virginia.

The seven-day average for the number of cases reported per 100,000 Virginians was up to 11.4 today. Mathews, Isle of Wight, Williamsburg and Suffolk reported higher seven-day average case rates. 

Suffolk's seven-day average was 28.2 cases reported per every 100,000 residents.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 60
  • Virginia Beach -- 51
  • Suffolk -- 30
  • Norfolk -- 28
  • Hampton -- 24
  • Newport News -- 22
  • Portsmouth -- 18
  • Gloucester County -- 12
  • Mathews County -- 12
  • Isle of Wight County -- 11
  • Williamsburg -- 8
  • James City County -- 7
  • York County -- 6
  • Poquoson -- 1

Wednesday, Oct. 7

2 p.m.

North Carolina added 1,466 cases confirmed by PCR tests to its running count Wednesday.

That means since the pandemic reached North Carolina, the state has seen 216,943 cases and 3,639 COVID-19 deaths (when looking at PCR swab tests alone). The number of deaths did not increase overnight.

Those numbers come from running more than 3.22 million tests meant to detect the virus.

There were 1,028 people suffering from the virus in North Carolina hospitals today. 

10:30 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Health reported its 10th case of MIS-C today. The newest case was reported from the Piedmont region of Virginia.

This inflammatory disease affects children who live in areas of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Today, the website showed 475 newly reported coronavirus cases and 11 more COVID-19 deaths. The state has tracked 145,462 confirmed cases and 3,088 confirmed COVID-19 deaths so far.

Health officials have run more than 2.17 million tests to detect those cases.

There were 641 coronavirus patients in Virginia hospitals Wednesday, with 362 other patients still waiting on the results from coronavirus tests.

Virginia's seven-day average for cases reported per 100,000 people was at 9.1 this morning. Suffolk and Mathews' seven-day average rates remain higher than the state's average rate, because of spikes in cases they reported earlier this week.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 15
  • Norfolk -- 13
  • Newport News -- 12
  • Chesapeake -- 9
  • Hampton -- 3
  • James City County -- 3
  • Suffolk -- 2
  • Williamsburg -- 1
  • Portsmouth -- 1
  • Isle of Wight County -- 0
  • Gloucester County -- 0
  • Mathews County -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 0
  • York County -- -2

Tuesday, Oct. 6

1:10 p.m.

North Carolina added 1,268 cases and 33 deaths confirmed by PCR tests to its running count Tuesday.

That means since the pandemic reached North Carolina, the state has seen 215,477 cases and 3,639 COVID-19 deaths (when looking at PCR swab tests alone).

Those numbers come from running more than 3.21 million tests meant to detect the virus.

There were 1,013 people suffering from the virus in North Carolina hospitals today. That number has been on the rise since Saturday.

9:40 a.m.

Virginia's health department reached 144,987 confirmed cases and 3,077 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday.

That's with 548 cases and 14 deaths reported overnight.

Since the pandemic began, healthcare workers have run more than 2.15 million tests to detect cases of the virus.

Today, in Virginia hospitals, there were 607 patients with coronavirus and 319 patients waiting on test results.

The state's 7-day average number of new cases reported per 100,000 people was at 9.5 today. Suffolk's and Mathews' rates were both above the state's 7-day average.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 24
  • Chesapeake -- 15
  • Hampton -- 7
  • Newport News -- 6
  • Portsmouth -- 6
  • Suffolk -- 3
  • Isle of Wight County -- 3
  • Norfolk -- 2
  • York County -- 2
  • Gloucester County -- 2
  • James City County -- 1
  • Mathews County -- 1
  • Williamsburg -- 0
  • Poquoson -- 0

Monday, Oct. 5

1:35 p.m.

Today, North Carolina's coronavirus count hit 214,209 confirmed cases and 3,606 COVID-19 deaths. (That's going by PCR swab tests, excluding antigen tests.)

North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services expected to report high numbers Monday, after a lapse in processing lead to falsely low numbers reported Sunday. 

On October 4, NCDHHS experienced technical issues which prevented some laboratory data files from being processed in the NC COVID reporting system. As a result, cases and test data are lower for October 4 than they would have been had all data been processed. Data reported on October 5 will be higher as it will incorporate cases that were intended to be submitted on October 4. NCDHHS is working to resolve the issue.  

Today, there were 971 COVID-19 patients in North Carolina hospitals.

State healthcare workers have processed more than 3.18 million tests to detect cases so far.

9:40 a.m.

By Monday morning, the Virginia Department of Health had reached 144,439 coronavirus cases and 3,063 COVID-19 deaths.

That's 556 new cases and three new deaths reported since yesterday.

Health officials have processed about 2.14 million coronavirus tests to detect active cases since the pandemic reached Virginia.

Today, 329 people were in hospitals as they waited on test results. There were 596 patients in hospitals who had confirmed cases.

This morning, Virginia's seven-day average reported case rate was 10 incidences per every 100,000 people. That's a bump up from Friday's rate of 8.8 cases per every 100,000 people.

Suffolk's seven-day reported case rate was significantly higher than the state average, at 24.3 cases per every 100,000 people. That number was impacted by the city reporting 115 cases yesterday.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Virginia Beach -- 43
  • Chesapeake -- 21
  • Norfolk -- 17
  • Suffolk -- 15
  • Newport News -- 10
  • Portsmouth -- 8
  • Hampton -- 6
  • Mathews County -- 3
  • Isle of Wight County -- 2
  • Williamsburg -- 2
  • York County -- 2
  • Gloucester County -- 2
  • James City County -- 1
  • Poquoson -- 0