Virginia Jan. 13 COVID-19 update: Record ICU numbers statewide, ventilator usage near record; 36% tests positive

Coronavirus

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia’s continuing to report record levels of coronavirus cases and COVID hospitalizations, including ICU numbers, as the omicron variant spreads rapidly across the country.

There are currently nearly 4,000 COVID patients in the commonwealth, and 646 are in the ICU. The number of people on ventilators, 349 as of Thursday, is just below the peak of the summer delta wave (353 on Sept. still Virginia’s record).

Though many vaccinated people have been infected with omicron, the vast majority of those in the hospital and dying continue to be unvaccinated, data shows.

More than 35% of tests statewide are coming back positive and that number is even higher in Hampton Roads.

Virginia’s reporting about 20 COVID deaths per day, which is up recently but things have been been affected by reporting lag. Deaths are up 50% nationwide compared to two weeks ago, up to 1,827 deaths per day on average.

Statewide metrics

  • New cases: +16,681 (1,334,198 total), 18,782 on average (highest levels of pandemic)
  • Deaths: +35 (15,785 total), has been down (20 per day on average now) but VDH says there’s a reporting delay this month as it applies new federal guidelines for COVID-19 associated deaths
  • Current hospitalizations: -5 patients (3,894 total currently and 3,668 7-day average, record average) ICU numbers at record high (646 patients), ventilator usage (349 patients) still slightly lower than 2020-21 surge (topped out around 350 patients)
  • (2,461 total beds still available statewide, 378 for ICU
  • Test positivity: 35.6%, at record levels, up from 5-6% last month
  • Vaccine doses administered: 14,381,182
  • Percent of population with at least one dose: 78.3% (6,682,805)
  • Percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 89.5%
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 68.2% (5,824,069)
  • Percent of adults fully vaccinated: 78.5%
  • People vaccinated with booster/third dose: 2,271,280

Local cases

  • Accomack: 5,532 cases, 359 hospitalized, 84 deaths (+129 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Chesapeake: 40,623 cases, 1,494 hospitalized, 383 deaths (+730 cases, +9 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Franklin: 2,075 cases, 83 hospitalized, 43 deaths (+23 cases, +1 hospitalized, -1 death)
  • Gloucester: 5,510 cases, 97 hospitalized, 83 deaths (+109 cases, +2hospitalized)
  • Hampton: 22,337 cases, 959 hospitalized, 258 deaths (+386 cases, +9 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 5,946 cases, 287 hospitalized, 92 deaths (+67 cases, +5 hospitalized, -1 death)
  • James City County: 11,227 cases, 327 hospitalized, 100 deaths (+308 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 1157 cases, 31 hospitalized, 24 deaths (+8 cases)
  • Newport News: 29,594 cases, 975 hospitalized, 320 deaths (+549 cases, +11 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 34,173 cases, 1,840 hospitalized, 371 deaths (+1,044 cases, +28 hospitalized, -1 death)
  • Northampton: 1,586 cases, 115 hospitalized, 51 deaths (+54 cases, +1 death)
  • Poquoson: 1,860 cases, 44 hospitalized, 24 deaths (+25 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 17,624 cases, 1061 hospitalized, 256 deaths (+293 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Southampton: 2,804 cases, 96 hospitalized, 75 deaths (+24 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • Suffolk: 15,188 cases, 892 hospitalized, 254 deaths (+231 cases, +7 hospitalized, -5 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 72,563 cases, 3,324 hospitalized, 617 deaths (1,279 cases, +45 hospitalized, +9 deaths)
  • Williamsburg: 1,430 cases, 58 hospitalized, 13 deaths (+6 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • York: 7,805 cases, 165 hospitalized, 87 deaths (+247 cases, +6 hospitalized)

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 

Senatara COVID-19 Infographic (Dec. 2020)

Trending Stories

WAVY Twitter Widget

***Don’t Miss Module Removal CSS***

WAVY Facebook