VIRGINIA — The seven-day average of daily cases continues to rise in Virginia as 1,521 new cases were reported on Thursday.
The latest seven-day average is 1,546, compared to 1,002 a month ago on Oct. 12. Northern Virginia's average has also seen an increase after being relatively steady from mid-June to October. The latest average is 410.7 daily cases, compared to 243.4 on Oct. 12.
By region, new cases include 422 in the southwest region (431 seven-day average), 410 in the northern region (410.7 seven-day average), 284 in the eastern region (230.9 seven-day average), 249 in the central region (258.6 seven-day average), and 156 in the northwest region (215.3 seven-day average).
Hospitalizations are another health metric that has seen a recent upward trend. There are 1,313 current COVID-19 patients as of Thursday, and the seven-day average is 1,155.4. The average of patients on Oct. 12 was 951.
The southwest region has seen hospitalization numbers increase over a month, while a slight upward trend has been more recent for the northern region. By region, there are 344 patients in the southwest region, 343 in the northern region, 255 in the central region, 210 in the eastern region, and 161 in the northwest region.
According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, the 1,313 current COVID-19 patients across Virginia include 110 on ventilators and 246 in the intensive care units. Ventilator use among all hospital patients is at 29 percent, and ICU occupancy is at 83 percent. No hospitals are reporting difficulty obtaining personal protective equipment or other medical supplies in the next 72 hours.
There were 17 new deaths reported to the Virginia Department of Health as of Thursday. The seven-day average of new deaths reported is 10, while the average of deaths reported per 100,000 people is 0.1.
The statewide seven-day average of positive PCR tests is 6.5 percent as of Nov. 8. The southwest region's average is 8.9 percent, while the northern region's average is 6.7 percent. Regions below that statewide average are the northwest region with 5.3 percent, eastern region with 5.6 percent, central region with 5.9 percent. Across Virginia, 2,853,797 PCR tests have been completed to date, an increase of 11,990 from Wednesday.
Below are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area from Wednesday to Thursday:
Alexandria: 4,573 cases, 336 hospitalizations, 76 deaths; increase of 14 cases and two hospitalizations
Arlington County: 5,158 cases, 552 hospitalizations, 155 deaths; increase of 28 cases and five hospitalizations
Fairfax County: 26,005 cases, 2,379 hospitalizations, 609 deaths; increase of 214 cases and 19 hospitalizations
Fairfax City: 178 cases, 16 hospitalizations, eight deaths; no changes
Falls Church: 82 cases, 14 hospitalizations, seven deaths; no changes
Loudoun County: 8,622 cases, 511 hospitalizations, 134 deaths; increase of 62 cases
Manassas: 2,118 cases, 133 hospitalizations, 28 deaths; increase of two cases
Manassas Park: 677 cases, 58 hospitalizations, eight deaths; increase of one case
Prince William County: 15,546 cases, 1,037 hospitalizations, 228 deaths; increase of 84 cases, two hospitalizations and one death
Fredericksburg: 628 cases, 55 hospitalizations, six deaths; increase of four cases
Spotsylvania County: 2,688 cases, 168 hospitalizations, 55 deaths; increase of 27 cases
Stafford County: 2,674 cases, 178 hospitalizations, 22 deaths; increase of 13 cases