PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia again saw its largest daily increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations from Tuesday to Wednesday, and 7 new deaths connected to the virus.
Cases increased 234 people between Tuesday and Wednesday, the largest increase in cases in a day’s span. Tuesday saw an increase of 230 cases. More than 360 of those cases are in the Tidewater area, with other hotspots in Northern Virginia and the Richmond area.
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Here’s a look at cases in our region:
James City County: 95
Newport News: 29
Virginia Beach: 88
Isle of Wight: 5
Hospitalizations are now at 208, an increase of 43 from Tuesday’s total of 165. That again is the largest increase so far in a day’s span.
Here’s the breakdown of cases in each age range:
Virginia also passed 15,000 tests on Wednesday. For some testing, such as the recently disbanded drive-thru sites at Sentara Healthcare locations in Hampton Roads, results could take at least 10 days to come back. Sentara ended the drive-thru locations because of this delay in results from off-site commercial labs and is working to provide in-house testing.
Numbers not reflected in the above data until tomorrow:
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