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Virginia January 13 COVID-19 Update: Statewide ICU Numbers Record, Fan Use Near Record; 36% test positive

Virginia January 13 COVID-19 Update: Statewide ICU Numbers Record, Fan Use Near Record;  36% test positive

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia continues to report record levels of coronavirus and COVID hospital cases, 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 September still Virginia’s record).

Although many vaccinated people are infected with omicron, the vast majority of those hospitalized and dying are are still unvaccinated, data shows.

Over 35% of statewide tests come back positive and that number is even higher in Hampton Roads.

Virginia reports about 20 COVID deaths a day, which has risen recently, but things have been impacted by reporting delay. The number of deaths has increased by 50% nationwide compared to two weeks ago, up to 1,827 deaths per day on average.

Statewide stats

  • New cases: +16.681 (1,334,198 total), average 18,782 (highest levels of pandemic)
  • Deaths: +35 (15,785 total), has fallen (on average now 20 per day)) but VDH says there is a reporting delay this month as it applies new federal guidelines for COVID-19-related deaths
  • Current hospital admissions: -5 patients (currently a total of 3,894 and 3,668 7-day moving average, record average) ICU numbers at record high (646 patients), ventilator use (349 patients) still slightly below peak 2020-21 (top 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
  • Percentage of the population with at least one dose: 78.3% (6,682,805)
  • Percentage of adults (18+) on at least one dose: 89.5%
  • Percentage of population fully vaccinated: 68.2% (5,824,069)
  • Percentage of adults fully vaccinated: 78.5%
  • Individuals 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, +2 hospitalized)
  • Hampton: 22,337 cases, 959 hospitalizations, 258 deaths (+386 cases, +9 hospitalizations)
  • Isle of Wight: 5,946 cases, 287 hospitalizations, 92 deaths (+67 cases, +5 hospitalizations, -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 hospitalizations, 51 deaths (+54 cases, +1 death)
  • Poquoson: 1,860 cases, 44 hospitalizations, 24 deaths (+25 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 17,624 cases, 1,061 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)


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