Virginia Dec. 29 COVID-19 replace: Hospitalization ranges bounce once more 135 sufferers to new document, 59 new deaths reported


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported 4,122 new coronavirus instances, 59 new COVID-19 deaths and 135 new present COVID-19 hospitalizations simply days after Christmas.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are at an all-time excessive of two,698 sufferers, with 539 within the ICU and 326 on ventilators. ICU occupancy is at 81% (final 12 months’s common was 67%).

Hospitalizations give us probably the most instant signal of how issues are trending within the pandemic, as case numbers for infections contracted round Christmas can take as much as two weeks to point out up in reporting. It will probably take a number of days for somebody to point out signs of COVID-19 and several other extra for them to check optimistic for the virus.

Reported instances have held round 4,000 mark not too long ago however are anticipated to maintain rising.

Statewide numbers

  • New instances: (+4,122, 340,297 whole), trending up
  • Case incidence charge: 43.Three per 100Okay, trending up
  • New deaths (+59, 4,920 whole), trending up 
  • Present hospitalizations (+135 sufferers, 2,698 whole), trending up generalat document ranges
  • Testing (12.2% 7-day common of optimistic exams), trending up general
  • Vaccines: 41,709 doses administered

Vaccines are nonetheless within the technique of being administered to the primary teams of precedence recipients (well being care staff, EMS and nursing dwelling sufferers/employees), with nursing houses receiving their doses this week.

Deaths are trending up general (latest drop in common due partly to decrease vacation reporting) with roughly 31 reported per day on common.

COVID-19 hospitalizations nationwide are at a document common of almost 120,000 present sufferers (deaths and instances reporting once more decrease on account of vacation).


Native instances

Hampton Roads is doing comparatively worse than the state as an entire. The area’s take a look at positivity charge (14.5%) is increased than the state common, and even increased on the Southside, the place about 1 in 5 folks examined are optimistic for the coronavirus.

  • Accomack: 1,672 instances, 122 hospitalized, 25 deaths (+7 instances)
  • Chesapeake: 9,151 instances, 610 hospitalized, 99 deaths (+108 instances, +Eight hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Franklin: 666 instances, 35 hospitalized, 17 deaths (+1 instances)
  • Gloucester: 832 instances, 29 hospitalized, 7 deaths (+26 instances, +1 hospitalized)
  • Hampton: 4,199 instances, 195 hospitalized, 48 deaths (+43 instances, +1 hospitalized, +5 deaths)
  • Isle of Wight: 1,485 instances, 77 hospitalized, 29 deaths ( +14 instances)
  • James Metropolis County: 1,825 instances, 98 hospitalized, 28 deaths (+83 instances, +Three hospitalized, +1 deaths)
  • Mathews: 304 instances, 15 hospitalized, Three demise (+6 instances, +1 hospitalized)
  • Newport Information: 5,837 instances, 204 hospitalized, 68 deaths (+164 instances, + Four hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Norfolk: 8,609 instances, 552 hospitalized, 105 deaths (+161 instances, +2 hospitalized)
  • Northampton: 437 instances, 54 hospitalized, 31 deaths (no change)
  • Poquoson: 324 instances, 15 hospitalized, Three deaths (+20 instances)
  • Portsmouth: 4,390 instances, 428 hospitalized, 78 deaths (+53 instances, +6 hospitalized, +1 demise)
  • Southampton: 1,131 instances, 35 hospitalized, 42 deaths (+1 instances)
  • Suffolk: 3,890 instances, 229 hospitalized, 89 deaths (+21 instances)
  • Virginia Seaside: 16,072 instances, 734 hospitalized, 146 deaths (+208 instances, +34 hospitalized, +5 deaths)
  • Williamsburg: 352 instances, 22 hospitalized, Eight deaths (no change)
  • York: 1,397 instances, 36 hospitalized, 11 deaths (+44 instances)

Key native metrics

  • 960 new instances, at document ranges and trending up
  • 16 new deaths, trending up
  • +17 new present hospitalizations (+584 whole), at document ranges and trending up
  • Take a look at positivity: 14.55%, trending up general

Take a look at positivity

  • Chesapeake — 18.2% — trending up general and nearing document
  • Japanese Shore — 13.2% — trending up
  • Hampton — 15.4% —  trending up
  • Norfolk — 13% — trending up general
  • Peninsula — 13.5% — trending up general
  • Portsmouth — 18.5% — trending up general
  • Virginia Seaside — 14.1% — trending up general
  • Western Tidewater —10.5% — trending up general

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