Virginia April 26 COVID-19 Update: 604 new cases with 12 deaths

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 604 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 12 new deaths related to the virus.

State health officials also reported 72 new Virginian residents hospitalized due to the COVID-19.

As of Sunday, April 26, the total number of cases in Virginia is up to 12,970.

More than 1,000 of those cases are at long-term facilities in the commonwealth, with 80 deaths at those facilities — mostly at one in Henrico County.

According to the Richmond-based, non-profit organization Virginia Public Access Project, Fairfax County holds the highest number of reported COVID-19 related deaths (95) statewide with Henrico just trailing behind with 89 as of Sunday.

For the Tidewater area, Accomack County reported the highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases with 41 reported in one day. On Saturday, 46 new cases were reported from Friday. Just a week before, Accomack only had 33 cases from the county’s population of just over 32,400 residents. The county now has a total of 187 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Southampton County also saw another increase in cases with 40 added to Saturday’s previously reported total of 75. The county currently has 115 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday morning.

Here’s the current breakdown for the Tidewater area:

Virginia Beach
345 cases, 72 hospitalized, 10 deaths (72 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Norfolk
179 cases, 34 hospitalized, 3 deaths (68 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Portsmouth
108 cases, 33 hospitalized, 5 deaths (43 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Chesapeake
208 cases, 45 hospitalized, 6 deaths (46 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Hampton
104 cases, 28 hospitalized, 1 death (21 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Newport News
111 cases, 32 hospitalized, 6 deaths (10 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Suffolk
147 cases, 31 hospitalized, 5 deaths (56 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Southampton County
115 cases, 3 hospitalized, 1 death (99 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Isle of Wight County
93 cases, 9 hospitalized, 2 deaths (7 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Accomack County
187 cases, 17 hospitalized, 3 deaths (145 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Northampton
24 cases, 1 hospitalized, 0 deaths (17 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

York County
44 cases, 6 hospitalized, 1 death (No new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

James City County
153 cases, 51 hospitalized, 12 deaths (12 new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Gloucester County
22 cases, 4 hospitalized, 1 death (1 new case compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Mathews County
4 cases, 1 hospitalized, 0 deaths (1 new case compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Williamsburg
15 cases, 6 hospitalized, 1 death (No new cases compared to last Sunday, April 19)

Most people who contract the new coronavirus only suffer “mild” to moderate symptoms and can recover at home isolation. However, the virus can cause severe illness or death for some who contract it, particularly older adults and those with underlying health conditions.

This article is breaking and will be updated. You can view more statistics from the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

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