Virginia July 5 COVID-19 update: Cases hold steady trend, Virginia Beach reports high numbers

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 639 additional cases of COVID-19 and 4 new deaths related to the virus.

As of Sunday morning, July 5, Virginia has an overall number of 65,748 COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak. Of the 639 cases reported from Saturday, 581 have been confirmed by testing. Another 58 were probable cases, in which a patient who shows symptoms is diagnosed without testing.

Here’s the latest count for the Tidewater region:

Accomack: 1,044 cases, 72 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+1 case)
Chesapeake: 1,015 cases, 147 hospitalized, 21 deaths​ (+12 cases)
Franklin: 54 cases, 4 hospitalized, 2 death​s (+1 case)
Gloucester: 50 cases, 9 hospitalized, 1 death (+1 case)
Hampton: 369 cases, 41 hospitalized, 5 deaths​ (+9 cases)
Isle of Wight: 193 cases, 16 hospitalized, 9 deaths​ (+3 cases)
James City County: 293 cases, 58 hospitalized, 15 deaths​ (+14 cases)
Mathews: 6 cases, 2 hospitalized, 0 deaths​
Newport News: 584 cases, 45 hospitalized, 10 deaths​ (+16 cases)
Norfolk: 1,072 cases, 114 hospitalized, 12 deaths​ (+5 cases, +1 hospitalized)
Northampton: 272 cases 41 hospitalized, 28 deaths (​+1 case)
Poquoson: 19 cases, 2 hospitalized, 0 death​s
Portsmouth: 549 cases, 73 hospitalized, 18 deaths​ (+10 cases)
Southampton: 163 cases, 8 hospitalized, 7 deaths​
Suffolk: 451 cases, 62 hospitalized, 38 deaths​ (+8 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
Virginia Beach: 1,350 cases, 123 hospitalized, 30 deaths​ (+50 cases)
Williamsburg: 72 cases, 12 hospitalized, 6 deaths​ (+8 cases)
York: 129 cases, 10 hospitalized, 3 deaths​ (+5 cases)

Overall, the Hampton Roads and Tidewater area reported 144 new cases of COVID-19. This takes up almost 24% of the total numbers reported statewide Sunday.

According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, 792 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.

This article will be updated. For more information from the Virginia Department of Health, click here.


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