450 New Coronavirus Cases Reported In Virginia As October Begins

VIRGINIA — To start the month of October, the Virginia Department of Health coronavirus dashboard showed one of the lower new case totals in recent months. On Thursday, 450 new cases were reported, bringing the cumulative case total to 148,721.

The breakdown of new cases by region is 147 in the southwest region, 121 in the northwest region, 71 in the northern region, 60 in the eastern region, and 51 in the central region. The seven-day average of new cases across Virginia is now 747, compared to 997 on Sept. 1.

The positive average of PCR tests remains at 4.5 percent, below the 5 percent rate recommended by the World Health Organization before reopening. Four regions have averages in the 4-percent range — the northwest and eastern regions with 4.4 percent, northern region with 4.3 percent and central region with 4.1 percent. The southwest region has an average above the statewide average — 5.7 percent. The total of PCR tests completed in Virginia stands at 2,074,236, up 24,248 from Wednesday.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients stand at 913 statewide on Thursday. The breakdown of hospital patients by region is 282 in the central region, 199 in the northern region, 178 in the eastern region, 168 in the southwest region, and 86 in the northwest region.

The current hospitalizations include 210 in the intensive care units and 107 on ventilators, according to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. Ventilator use stands at 20 percent among all Virginia patients, and ICU occupancy remains at 79 percent. There are no hospitals reporting difficulty obtaining personal protective equipment in the next 72 hours.

Here is the latest breakdown of cases, hospitalizations and deaths by age group:

  • Ages 0-9: 5,452 cases, 93 hospitalizations, 0 deaths

  • 10-19: 14,557 cases, 120 hospitalizations, 1 death

  • 20-29: 30,950 cases, 472 hospitalizations, 7 deaths

  • 30-39: 25,471 cases, 961 hospitalizations, 29 deaths

  • 40-49: 22,941 cases, 1,427 hospitalizations, 87 deaths

  • 50-59: 20,816 cases, 2,037 hospitalizations, 223 deaths

  • 60-69: 13,616 cases, 2,218 hospitalizations, 506 deaths

  • 70-79: 7,226 cases, 1,938 hospitalizations, 820 deaths

  • 80 and up: 6,441 cases, 1,807 hospitalizations, 1,551 deaths

  • Not reported: 1,251 cases, 19 hospitalizations, 4 deaths

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area between Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • Alexandria: 3,859 cases, 324 hospitalizations, 69 deaths; increase of seven cases and one hospitalization

  • Arlington County: 3,997 cases, 500 hospitalizations, 150 deaths; increase of two cases

  • Fairfax County: 21,018 cases, 2,166 hospitalizations, 588 deaths; increase of 37 cases and six hospitalizations

  • Fairfax City: 137 cases, 14 hospitalizations, eight deaths; no changes

  • Falls Church: 71 cases, 13 hospitalizations, seven deaths; increase of one case

  • Loudoun County: 6,887 cases, 436 hospitalizations, 126 deaths; two cases removed, increase of one hospitalization and one death

  • Manassas: 1,931 cases, 130 hospitalizations, 26 deaths; no changes

  • Manassas Park: 613 cases, 55 hospitalizations, eight deaths; one case removed

  • Prince William County: 12,594 cases, 919 hospitalizations, 207 deaths; increase of 27 cases, four hospitalizations and two deaths

  • Fredericksburg: 549 cases, 49 hospitalizations, five deaths; increase of two cases

  • Spotsylvania County: 2,161 cases, 136 hospitalizations, 46 deaths; increase of eight cases, two hospitalizations and two deaths

  • Stafford County: 2,039 cases, 161 hospitalizations, 17 deaths; increase of 11 cases and one hospitalization

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This article originally appeared on the Greater Alexandria Patch

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