NoVA Leads State In New Coronavirus Cases On Sunday

Emily Leayman
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VIRGINIA — On Sunday, 1,302 additional coronavirus cases were added to the Virginia Department of Health's dashboard. The seven-day average of new-cases is 1,398. A month ago on Oct. 8, the average was 973.

There has been an uptick of cases in Northern Virginia for over a week and an increase in the southwest region during October. The northern region led the state Sunday with 437 cases, followed by 267 in the central region, 262 in the southwest region, 209 in the eastern region and 127 in the northwest region.

To show how cases are relative to population, VDH provides information on new cases per 100,000 people statewide and by locality. The total number of new cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days is 220.8 in Virginia. The seven-day average of daily cases per 100,000 people is 16.4.

On Sunday, three new deaths were reported statewide. The seven-day average of new deaths is seven, and the seven-day average of deaths per 100,000 people is 0.1.

The seven-day average of positive PCR tests has been 6 percent in the last two days after being in the 5 percent and 4 percent range since Sept. 18. Northern Virginia had been in the 4 percent range for much of October before rising above 5 percent. However, the southwest region's average of 9.3 percent is the outlier among regions — other averages are 5.9 percent in the northern region, 5 percent in the eastern region and 4.2 percent in the northwest region. Across Virginia, 2,787,106 PCR tests have been completed to date, an increase of 20,753 from Saturday.

There were 42 new hospitalizations reported on Sunday, and current COVID-19 patients stand at 1,090. The seven-day average of patients is 1,053. Patients by region include 278 in the southwest region, 268 in the northern region, 218 in the central region, 178 in the eastern region, and 148 in the northwest.

The 1,090 statewide hospitalizations include 90 patients on ventilators and 202 in the intensive care units, according to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. As of Saturday, ventilator use among all hospital patients stands at 28 percent, and ICU occupancy is at 72 percent occupancy. No hospitals are reporting difficulty obtaining personal protective equipment or other medical supplies in the next 72 hours.

Below are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area from Saturday and Sunday:

  • Alexandria: 4,499 cases, 333 hospitalizations, 76 deaths; increase of 18 cases and one hospitalization

  • Arlington County: 5,036 cases, 545 hospitalizations, 155 deaths; increase of 66 cases and one death

  • Fairfax County: 25,304 cases, 2,338 hospitalizations, 606 deaths; increase of 209 cases and 11 hospitalizations

  • Fairfax City: 169 cases, 15 hospitalizations, eight deaths; no changes

  • Falls Church: 79 cases, 13 hospitalizations, seven deaths; no changes

  • Loudoun County: 8,336 cases, 505 hospitalizations, 134 deaths; increase of 23 cases

  • Manassas: 2,094 cases, 132 hospitalizations, 27 deaths; increase of six cases

  • Manassas Park: 670 cases, 58 hospitalizations, eight deaths; increase of three cases

  • Prince William County: 15,208 cases, 1,025 hospitalizations, 224 deaths; increase of 109 cases

  • Fredericksburg: 618 cases, 54 hospitalizations, six deaths; increase of one case

  • Spotsylvania County: 2,618 cases, 159 hospitalizations, 55 deaths; increase of 15 cases

  • Stafford County: 2,597 cases, 175 hospitalizations, 22 deaths; increase of 27 cases

This article originally appeared on the Vienna Patch