COVID-19 in Virginia: New outbreak reported Sunday, May 31 – wtvr.com

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 358 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Sunday. That is an increase of one outbreak since Saturday’s report.

Data show 211 (+1 from yesterday) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 4,847 COVID-19 cases and 779 deaths. That is up 76 cases and 1 death from the previous day’s report.

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The health department reported 996 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 11,851 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia’s total number of coronavirus cases to 44,607.

The number of COVID-19 cases associated with “distinct clusters” of local transmission of the virus continues to climb in the Commonwealth:

11,110 (+204) in Fairfax County
5,533 (+121) in Prince William County
2,575 (+46) in Loudon County
2,116 (+9) in Arlington
1,974 (+14) in Alexandria
1,820 (+66) in Henrico County
1,548 (+87) in Chesterfield County
1,316 (+67) in Richmond
1,092 (+46) in Manassas City
909 (+46) in Accomack
779 (+5) in Harrisonburg
713 (+11) in Stafford
708 (+9) in Virginia Beach
691 (+17) in Culpeper
556 (+32) in Spotsylvania
521 (+1) in Chesapeake
518 (+7) in Rockingham
503 (+13) in Norfolk
459 (+3) in Buckingham
448 (+4) in Shenandoah
349 (+5) in Frederick
326 (+4) in Hanover
315 (+3) in Fauquier
315 (+1) in Suffolk
308 (+1) in Portsmouth
305 (+6) in Manassas Park
276 (+1) in Richmond County
273 (+15) in Newport News
237 (+7) in Northampton
220 (+1) in Page
217 in Mecklenburg
205 (+3) in James City County
207 (+10) in Hampton
189 (+2) in Winchester
187 in Albemarle
160 (+5) in Roanoke City
164 (+6) in Fredericksburg
157 (+2) in Warren
154 in Sussex
147 (+1) in Southampton
134 (+7) in Petersburg
134 in Prince Edward
128 in Isle of Wight
126 in Prince George
123 (+11) in Galax
116 (+8) in Charlottesville
113 (+9) in Henry
109 in Augusta
105 (+1) in Roanoke County
102 (+1) in Orange

As of Sunday’s update, 4,643 people had been hospitalized and 1,375 people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

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The coronavirus has most impacted people aged 50 to 69 as that group accounts for 27 percent of cases, data show.

“But we’re also seeing cases in people in their 20s,” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam previously said.

In fact, Northam said that group accounts for 15.8 percent of cases in the state.

“There has been some talk, and I have seen activity around Virginia, that this only affects the elderly. Well, it doesn’t. It affects all of us, “Northam said. “So take this seriously and please stay home.”

More women have been infected by the virus at 22,287 cases versus the 21,904 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 416 cases in the Commonwealth.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 909 (+46)
Albemarle: 187
Alleghany: 20
Alexandria: 1,974 (+14)
Amelia: 25
Amherst: 27
Appomattox: 31
Arlington: 2,116 (+9)
Augusta: 109

Bedford: 57 (+6)
Bristol: 4
Botetourt: 32
Brunswick: 25
Buchanan: 18
Buckingham: 459 (+3)
Buena Vista City: 13

Campbell: 18
Caroline: 67 (+3)
Carroll: 96 (+5)
Charles City: 27
Charlotte: 23
Charlottesville: 116 (+8)
Chesapeake: 521 (+1)
Chesterfield: 1,548 (+87)
Clarke: 27 (+2)
Colonial Heights: 95 (+4)
Covington: 4
Craig: 5
Culpeper: 691 (+17)
Cumberland: 37

Danville: 55 (+4)
Dinwiddie: 80 (+3)

Emporia: 79 (+1)
Essex: 48 (+2)

Fairfax: 11,110 (+204)
Fairfax City: 65
Falls Church: 55
Fauquier: 315 (+3)
Floyd: 6
Fluvanna: 92 (+1)
Franklin City: 42
Franklin County: 36
Frederick: 349 (+5)
Fredericksburg: 164 (+6)

Galax: 123 (+11)
Giles: 5
Gloucester: 31
Goochland: 99 (+3)
Grayson: 38 (+1)
Greene: 34
Greensville: 73

Halifax: 30
Hanover: 326 (+4)
Hampton: 207 (+10)
Harrisonburg: 779 (+5)
Henrico: 1,820 (+66)
Henry: 113 (+9)
Highland: 3
Hopewell: 90 (+3)

Isle of Wight: 128

James City: 205 (+3)

King George: 68 (+3)
King and Queen: 13 (+3)
King William: 30

Lancaster: 10
Lee: 9
Lexington: 7
Louisa: 79 (+1)
Loudoun: 2,575 (+46)
Lunenburg: 13
Lynchburg: 80

Madison: 41 (+1)
Manassas City: 1,092 (+46)
Manassas Park: 305 (+6)
Martinsville: 31
Mathews: 5
Mecklenburg: 217
Middlesex: 15
Montgomery: 77 (+4)

Nelson: 17
New Kent: 36
Newport News: 273 (+15)
Norfolk: 503 (+13)
Northampton: 237 (+7)
Northumberland: 25
Norton: 2
Nottoway: 29 (+1)

Orange: 102 (+1)

Page: 220 (+1)
Patrick: 19 (+1)
Petersburg: 134 (+7)
Pittsylvania: 44 (+4)
Poquoson: 8 (+1)
Portsmouth: 308 (+1)
Powhatan: 35 (+3)
Prince Edward: 134
Prince George: 126
Prince William: 5,533 (+121)
Pulaski: 19

Radford: 6
Rappahannock: 13
Richmond City: 1,316 (+67)
Richmond County: 276 (+1)
Roanoke City: 160 (+5)
Roanoke County: 105 (+1)
Rockbridge: 18
Rockingham: 518 (+7)
Russell: 8

Salem: 34
Scott: 7
Shenandoah: 448 (+4)
Smyth: 15
Spotsylvania: 556 (+32)
Southampton: 147 (+1)
Stafford: 713 (+11)
Staunton: 45 (+6)
Suffolk: 315 (+1)
Surry: 10
Sussex: 154

Tazewell: 9 (+2)

Virginia Beach: 708 (+9)

Warren: 157 (+2)
Washington: 51
Waynesboro: 46 (+3)
Westmoreland: 65 (+2)
Winchester: 189 (+2)
Williamsburg: 44
Wise: 25 (+1)
Wythe: 23 (+2)

York: 7 (+2)

*NOTE: This data is provided from the Virginia Department of Health daily at 9 a.m. Officials said their cutoff for data is 5 p.m. the previous day. So your local health department may have issued an alert about a case before it is added to the statewide tally released the following day.

COVID-19 Precautions

Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions.

COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.

Virginia health officials urged the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
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  • Avoid non-essential travel.
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