VIRGINIA — The positive average of coronavirus tests is back at 5 percent in Virginia after many days with the average in the 4-percent range. On Sunday, 900 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 166,138 cases. According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 11,861 hospitalizations and 3,433 deaths to date.
The seven-day positive average of PCR tests is tracked both at a statewide and regional level. The southwest region has a 7.2 percent average, making it the only region with an average above 5 percent. Other averages are 4.1 percent in the northern region, 4.5 percent in the northwest region, 4.7 percent in the eastern region and 4.8 percent in the central region. Statewide, 2,386,778 PCR tests have been completed to date, an increase of 20,398 from Saturday.
Like the previous day, the southwest region led the state in new cases. The breakdown is 270 in the southwest region, 250 in the northern region, 160 in the central region, 126 in the eastern region and 94 in the northwest region.
The VDH Pandemic Metrics Dashboard shows the northern region continues to have a low transmission extent with a fluctuating trend. The northwest, eastern, near southwest and far southwest regions are considered to have moderate transmission extent. That trend is fluctuating for all but the far southwest, which has an increasing trend. The central region is identified as having a high transmission extent with a fluctuating trend. VDH also provides daily region metrics and CDC school metrics on the dashboard.
The central region leads Virginia in current COVID-19 hospitalizations. Statewide, there are 972 current patients, including 95 on ventilators and 202 in the intensive care units. The regional breakdown is 220 in the central region, 216 in the southwest region, 215 in the northern region, 195 in the eastern region and 126 in the northwest region.
According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, ventilator use is at 23 percent among all Virginia hospital patients. ICU occupancy is at 71 percent, compared to the 2019 average of 67 percent. No hospitals report difficulty obtaining personal protective equipment or other medical supplies in the next 72 hours.
Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area between Saturday and Sunday:
Alexandria: 4,117 cases, 323 hospitalizations, 74 deaths; increase of 13 cases
Arlington County: 4,372 cases, 518 hospitalizations, 152 deaths; increase of 27 cases
Fairfax County: 22,616 cases, 2,210 hospitalizations, 602 deaths; increase of 86 cases, five hospitalizations and one death
Fairfax City: 155 cases, 13 hospitalizations, eight deaths; increase of four cases
Falls Church: 75 cases, 13 hospitalizations, seven deaths; no changes
Loudoun County: 7,558 cases, 468 hospitalizations, 129 deaths; increase of 53 cases and two hospitalizations
Manassas: 2,011 cases, 132 hospitalizations, 26 deaths; increase of four cases
Manassas Park: 631 cases, 57 hospitalizations, eight deaths; no changes
Prince William County: 13,556 cases, 966 hospitalizations, 217 deaths; increase of 63 cases and one hospitalization
Fredericksburg: 572 cases, 50 hospitalizations, five deaths; three cases removed
Spotsylvania County: 2,318 cases, 148 hospitalizations, 47 deaths; increase of three cases and one hospitalization
Stafford County: 2,260 cases, 168 hospitalizations, 19 deaths; increase of five cases