Virginia COVID-19 Oct. 18 update: 900 new cases with 11 additional deaths, statewide numbers trending down

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 900 additional cases of COVID-19 and 11 new deaths related to the virus.

As of Sunday morning, October 18, Virginia has an overall number of 166,138 COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak. Of the 900 cases reported from Saturday, 770 have been confirmed by testing. Another 130 were probable cases, in which a patient who shows symptoms is diagnosed without testing.

The Virginia Department of Health also reported 30 new residents hospitalized due to the coronavirus.

Here’s the latest cumulative count for Hampton Roads

Accomack 1,200 cases, 94 hospitalized, 19 deaths (+no changes)
Chesapeake: 4,730 cases, 459 hospitalized, 78 deaths (+16 cases, +2 deaths)
Franklin: 474 cases, 22 hospitalized, 12 deaths (+7 cases)
Gloucester: 333 cases, 17 hospitalized, 3 deaths (+5 cases, +2 hospitalized)
Hampton: 2,033 cases, 86 hospitalized, 29 deaths (+8 cases)
Isle of Wight: 819 cases, 40 hospitalized, 22 deaths (+3 cases, +1 hospitalized)
James City County: 919 cases, 67 hospitalized, 21 deaths (+7 cases)
Mathews: 131 cases, 10 hospitalized, 0 deaths (+4 cases, +2 hospitalized)
Newport News: 3,044 cases, 113 hospitalized, 49 deaths (+13 cases)
Norfolk: 5,179 cases, 396 hospitalized, 84 deaths (+10 cases, +1 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
Northampton: 312 cases, 49 hospitalized, 31 deaths (+no change)
Poquoson: 88 cases, 3 hospitalized, 2 deaths (no change)
Portsmouth: 2,719 cases, 294 hospitalized, 64 deaths (+4 cases)
Southampton: 898 cases, 27 hospitalized, 31 deaths (+14 cases)
Suffolk: 2,245 cases, 131 hospitalized, 77 deaths (+9 cases)
Virginia Beach: 7,537 cases, 417 hospitalized, 102 deaths (+24 cases)
Williamsburg: 204 cases, 13 hospitalized, 8 deaths (no change)
York: 616 cases, 17 hospitalized, 9 deaths (no change)

Overall, Hampton Roads and the Tidewater region reported a total of 124 cases Saturday which is 13% of the daily increase statewide.

According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, 972 residents in Virginia are currently hospitalized due to the virus. That number is a combination of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients and hospitalized patients whose COVID-19 test results are still pending.


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