Virginia Jan. 19 COVID-19 update: 4,526 new cases, 59 new deaths reported

Coronavirus

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported 4,526 new coronavirus cases and 59 new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

The Virginia Department of Health’s website was slow and wasn’t loading some information such as local data and vaccine data earlier in the day, but eventually worked normally. VDH has said it’s been working on updating the site and data entry with the addition of staff.

Statewide numbers

  • New cases: (+4,526451,076 total), trending upat record levels, nearly 10K reported Sunday
  • Case incidence rate: 72.3 per 100K people, trending up, at record levels
  • New deaths (+59, 5,798 total), at record levels and trending up, 46 per day on average
  • Current hospitalizations (+20, 3,169 total), trending up overallat record levels
  • Testing (13.6% 7-day average of positive tests), back down recently, averaging around 34K tests per day
  • Doses administered (341,388, 17,464 on average)
  • Doses distributed (943,400)

However VDH is reporting 3,169 current COVID-19 hospitalizations, while the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association is reporting 3,173.

Local cases

  • Accomack: 2,176 cases, 150 hospitalized, 31 deaths (+8 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Chesapeake: 13,055 cases, 673 hospitalized, 115 deaths (+248 cases, +1 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Franklin: 772 cases, 42 hospitalized, 19 deaths (+6 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Gloucester: 1,262 cases, 36 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+13 cases)
  • Hampton: 6,094 cases, 215 hospitalized, 57 deaths (+157 cases)
  • Isle of Wight: 1,911 cases, 91 hospitalized, 34 deaths (+19 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • James City County: 2,825 cases, 106 hospitalized, 36 deaths (+53 cases, +3 deaths)
  • Mathews: 387 cases, 16 hospitalized, 4 deaths
  • Newport News: 8,101 cases, 229 hospitalized, 76 deaths (+93 cases)
  • Norfolk: 11,392 cases, 626 hospitalized, 123 deaths (+98 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Northampton: 573 cases, 61 hospitalized, 32 deaths (+1 case, +1 hospitalized)
  • Poquoson: 489 cases, 15 hospitalized, 7 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 5,878 cases, 474 hospitalized, 94 deaths (+70 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Southampton: 1,595 cases, 39 hospitalized, 45 deaths (+10 cases, +2 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Suffolk: 5,030 cases, 272 hospitalized, 101 deaths (+74 cases, +3 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Virginia Beach: 23,074 cases, 906 hospitalized, 180 deaths (+216 cases, +3 deaths)
  • Williamsburg: 417 cases, 22 hospitalized, 8 deaths (+1 case)
  • York: 2,099 cases, 38 hospitalized, 13 deaths (+59 cases)

Key local metrics

  • 1,129 new cases, trending up overall
  • 11 new deaths, trending up overall
  • -20 currently hospitalized (615 total), trending up overall
  • Test positivity: 18.2%, trending up overall 

Test positivity (Sunday’s numbers)

  • Chesapeake — 23% — trending up overall
  • Eastern Shore — 16.3% — trending back down
  • Hampton — 16.9% —  trending back down
  • Norfolk — 16.9% — trending up overall
  • Peninsula — 17.2% — trending back down
  • Portsmouth — 20.4% — trending back down
  • Virginia Beach — 17.8% — trending back down
  • Western Tidewater —17.8% — trending back down

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