Thursday update: VA COVID-19 cases up to 460, more than 6,100 tested so far

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RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 460 positive coronavirus cases in Virginia on Thursday, up 69 cases from Wednesday’s figure of 391.

VDH is also reporting that 13 Virginians have died from the disease and 65 have been hospitalized.

More than 6,100 people in Virginia have been tested for COVID-19. Sentara Healthcare is doing drive-thru coronavirus testing in Hampton Roads, but warned the public on Thursday that due to a “high volume” of testing, patients could wait 10 days or more for results.

As of Thursday, VDH began providing additional data on its website (see below): a graph now shows the number of cases since the coronavirus outbreak started and the demographic of those who have contracted the virus.

COVID-19 cases are spread across the commonwealth, with more than 100 of the cases reported in the Greater Hampton Roads area:

  • James City County: 49
  • Virginia Beach: 26
  • Newport News: 8
  • Norfolk: 6
  • Williamsburg: 5
  • Chesapeake: 4
  • Isle of Wight: 2
  • Accomack: 2
  • Suffolk: 2
  • Gloucester: 2
  • Mathews: 1
  • Hampton: 1
  • Poquoson: 1

Also on Thursday, the Eastern Shore Health District confirmed its third positive case of COVID-19. The case is a woman in her 20s who recently traveled from another country with known community transmission of the virus.

The Western Tidewater Health District also announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Southampton County.

The person is a man in is 60s. He currently resides in an assisted living facility in Northampton County, North Carolina, but his main address is in Southampton County, Virginia, health officials said.

The man was transported to a local hospital for an unrelated medical emergency.

This story is developing. Check back at WAVY.com for updates.


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