Coronavirus Saturday updates: Virginia sees rise of almost 400 cases in one day


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — From Friday to Saturday, the number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia have risen by almost 400.

As of Saturday morning, the Virginia Department of Health confirms 2,407 cases with 52 deaths and 390 hospitalizations total.

The highest amount of confirmed cases are people between the ages of 50 to 59 with 466 cases, covering 19.4% of the total number. Saturday’s announcement reported a slightly higher number of women (1,199 total) with confirmed cases compared to men (1,162).

Here’s how Saturday’s local cases compare to the day before (Friday, April 3)

Chesapeake: 65 (+15)
Accomack: 8
Northampton: 2 (+1)
Hampton: 39 (+10)
James City County: 111 (+7)
Newport News: 48 (+11)
Poquoson: 3 (no change)
Williamsburg: 10 (+1)
York: 19 (+2)
Portsmouth: 26 (+9)
Gloucester: 9 (+1)
Mathews: 2 (no change)
Virginia Beach: 160 (+32)
Norfolk: 55 (+12)
Franklin City: 4
Isle of Wight: 18 (+7)
Southampton: 5 (+1)
Suffolk: 20 (+10)

The governor tweeted Saturday night that he has approved final recommendations and construction will begin soon at three facilities:

  1. Dulles Expo Center Northern Virginia, which can accommodate 315 acute or 510 non-acute beds
  2. Hampton Roads Convention Center, providing 360 acute or 580 non-acute beds
  3. Richmond Convention Center, which could bring 432 acute or 758 non-acute beds online

The high coronavirus call volume has prompted local, state, and federal agencies to set up call centers to provide COVID-19 information to the public.

For the full list of local, state and federal agencies to contact, CLICK HERE.

Before you leave the house, do you have 2 of the 3 symptoms below:

  • Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

In the last month, have you been in contact with someone who was confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19, OR have you traveled internationally or to an area with a known COVID-19 outbreak? (Check the latest high-risk travel areas here)

Please, stay home. Continue to follow the CDC recommended prevention methods and monitor for a change in symptoms.

If you are an older adult OR have an underlying health condition, you should stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days. 

Please follow these steps:

  1. Call your healthcare provider for further guidance.
  2. If you don’t have a primary care provider, view our virtual care options by clicking here or visit one of our drive-thru screening locations.
  3. If you require immediate medical attention, please call your nearest emergency department. View our list of Sentara emergency departments by clicking here.

For military members, Langley Hospital is offering drive-thru screening outside of its pharmacy and emergency department on Joint Base Langley-Eustis. If you require a test, a medical professional will provide additional reporting instructions. Please call the information line at (757)-764-0018 PRIOR to going for screening if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19.

VDH updates its website daily with the following COVID-19 data: The number of people tested in Virginia, the total number of confirmed cases, the number of people hospitalized and the number of deaths reported.

For complete coverage of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, CLICK HERE.

(* The VDH data is entered by 5 p.m. the prior day, so it may not include every confirmed case)

Click here to view an interactive map that displays testing data by state.

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