Virginia July 20 COVID-19 update: 721 new cases reported, hospitalizations back above 300 patients

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases in more than two months on Tuesday, July 20 as its current COVID-19 hospitalizations went back above 300 patients.

Hospitalizations have crept up after dropping below 200 patients on July 5, and Tuesday’s 338 current patients is the highest figure in a month.

Cases have more than tripled on average compared to this time last month, up to 429 per day. The positivity rate is now 3%, up from just over 1% last month.

Deaths, which lag cases, dipped below 3 reported per day last week, but are now at 4.7 per day on average.

Health officials have said nearly all new hospitalizations and deaths are among those who are unvaccinated.


Local cases:

  • Accomack: 2,884 cases, 213 hospitalized 46 deaths (+1 case)
  • Chesapeake: 21,493 cases, 1,056 hospitalized, 311 deaths (+16 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Franklin: 1,142 cases, 55 hospitalized, 33 deaths (-2 cases)
  • Gloucester: 2,317 cases, 68 hospitalized, 51 deaths (+5 cases, +1 death)
  • Hampton: 10,827 cases, 465 hospitalized, 182 deaths (+4 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 3,213 cases, 154 hospitalized, 70 deaths (+2 cases)
  • James City County: 4,720 cases, 179 hospitalized, 72 deaths (+2 cases, +5 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 606 cases, 23 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+1 death)
  • Newport News: 14,522 cases, 537 hospitalized, 240 deaths (+12 cases, +6 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 18,196 cases, 1,059 hospitalized, 274 deaths (+9 cases)
  • Northampton: 810 cases, 82 hospitalized, 36 deaths (no change)
  • Poquoson 904 cases, 28 hospitalized, 18 deaths (no change)
  • Portsmouth: 9,279 cases, 704 hospitalized, 205 deaths (+9 cases)
  • Southampton: 2,002 cases, 57 hospitalized, 57 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Suffolk: 8,094 cases, 482 hospitalized, 191 deaths (+24 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 36,846 cases, 1,753 hospitalized, 419 deaths (+50 cases, +4 hospitalized)
  • Williamsburg: 775 cases, 32 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+3 hospitalized)
  • York: 3,852 cases, 92 hospitalized, 59 deaths (-1 cases, +3 hospitalized)

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