Virginia January 14 COVID-19 update: Record ventilator use, unvaccinated much more likely to be hospitalized, death - Market News
Home » Virginia January 14 COVID-19 update: Record ventilator use, unvaccinated much more likely to be hospitalized, death
Covid-19

Virginia January 14 COVID-19 update: Record ventilator use, unvaccinated much more likely to be hospitalized, death

Virginia January 14 COVID-19 update: Record ventilator use, unvaccinated much more likely to be hospitalized, death

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reports highest number of patients on ventilators from the pandemic (360) as omicron continues to spread across the commonwealth.

ICU COVID hospitalizations were also at an all-time high with 656 patients and only 135 adult ICU beds available as of Friday, show data.

The vast majority of hospital admissions are among unvaccinated people, data continues to be displayed. The unvaccinated people are 36 times more likely to be hospitalized and 26 times more likely to die than vaccinated people. They are also 59 times more likely to develop COVID-19.

Happy, the number of vaccinated people continues to rise, with nearly 90% of the Virginia population on at least one dose. More than 2 million have been boosted.

Virginia reports an average of 22 COVID deaths per day, and the US reports nearly 1,900 per day, up 53% from two weeks ago. The number of cases (nearly 19K per day) and the percentage of positive tests (35.8%) are much higher than previous levels of the pandemic, demonstrating how contagious omicron is.

Statewide stats

  • New cases: +17,219 (1,351,417 total), 18,626 average (highest levels of pandemic)
  • Deaths: +18 (15,803 total), has decreased (now an average of 22 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: -49 patients (currently 3,845 total and 3,742 7-day average, record average) ICU numbers at record high (656 patients), ventilator use now at new record (360 patients)
  • (1,964 total beds still available statewide, 364 for ICU (adults and children, only 135 adult IC beds)
  • Test positivity: 35.8%, at record levels, up from 5-6% last month
  • Vaccine Doses Administered: 14.412.369
  • Percentage of the population with at least one dose: 78.4% (6,689,691)
  • Percentage of adults (18+) on at least one dose: 89.6%
  • Percentage of population fully vaccinated: 68.3% (5,828,733)
  • Percentage of adults fully vaccinated: 78.5%
  • Individuals vaccinated with booster/third dose: 2.291.158

local cases

  • Accomack: 5,625 cases, 360 hospitalizations, 85 deaths (+93 cases, +1 hospitalization, +1 death)
  • Chesapeake: 41,172 cases, 1,502 hospitalized, 383 deaths (+549 cases, +8 hospitalized)
  • Franklin: 2,093 cases, 83 hospitalizations, 43 deaths (+18 cases)
  • Gloucester: 5,529 cases, 97 hospitalizations, 83 deaths (+129 cases)
  • Hampton: 22,659 cases, 959 hospitalizations, 258 deaths (+322 cases)
  • Isle of Wight: 6,010 cases, 287 hospitalized, 92 deaths (+64 cases)
  • James City County: 11,423 cases, 329 hospitalized, 100 deaths (+196 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 1170 cases, 31 hospitalized, 24 deaths (+13 cases)
  • Newport News: 30,021 cases, 981 hospitalized, 320 deaths (+427 cases, +6 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 34,647 cases, 1,881 hospitalized, 371 deaths (+474 cases, +41 hospitalized)
  • Northampton: 1,625 cases, 116 hospitalized, 51 deaths (+26 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Poquoson: 1,885 cases, 44 hospitalizations, 24 deaths (+25 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 17,830 cases, 1,070 hospitalized, 256 deaths (+206 cases, +9 hospitalized)
  • Southampton: 2,821 cases, 96 hospitalizations, 75 deaths (+17 cases)
  • Suffolk: 15,188 cases, 902 hospitalized, 254 deaths (231 cases, +10 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 73,803 cases, 3,364 hospitalized, 618 deaths (1,240 cases, +40 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Williamsburg: 1,430 cases, 58 hospitalized, 13 deaths (no change)
  • York: 7,917 cases, 167 hospitalized, 87 deaths (+115 cases, +2 hospitalized)