The number of Virginians being treated on ventilators for COVID-19 fell to a new low Monday, and case levels also declined somewhat from recent trends. 

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association reported that just 81 patients were being treated statewide on ventilators, down from 95 the day before and the fewest since the association began publicly reporting COVID-19 data in early April. The number of patients on ventilators hit a high of 294 on April 12. 

The Virginia Department of Health reported 690 new cases of coronavirus statewide on Monday, lowering the seven-day average to 1,036.9.  In Northern Virginia, 165 new cases were reported, and the region's seven-day average dropped to 237.7.

The state's average diagnostic test positivity rate remained at 5% for the second straight day after being below that level for 22 successive days. 

Seven-day average test positivity rate by health district (Oct. 19, 2020)

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health

Health District Peak Low Current Trend
Alexandria 40.1% / April 23 3.2% / Oct. 18 3.6% Up
Arlington 42.8% / April 20 2.4% / June 26 3.5% Down
Fairfax 38.6% / April 22 3.3% / Oct. 16 3.5% Up
Loudoun 27.9% / April 28 4.0% / Sept. 30 & Oct. 3 5.3% Down
Prince William 36.7% / April 18 5.5% / Oct. 14 5.5% Down
Rappahannock 17.2% / May 8 3.5% / July 3 5.1% Stable
Statewide 20.6% / April 22 4.5% / Sept. 30, Oct. 1,2,12 & 13 5.0% Stable

The health department reported 24 new deaths related to COVID-19 statewide Monday. Two of those were in Northern Virginia: one apiece in Alexandria and Prince William County. 

Northern Virginia data by locality (Oct. 19, 2020)

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health

Locality Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Alexandria 4,123 323 75
Arlington 4,384 519 152
Fairfax 22,687 2,213 602
Fairfax City 154 13 8
Falls Church 75 13 7
Loudoun 7,576 468 129
Manassas 2,014 132 26
Manassas Park 631 57 8
Prince William 13,612 968 218
Totals 55,256 4,706 1,225
OTHER AREA JURISDICTIONS
County/City Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Fredericksburg 573 50 5
Spotsylvania 2,327 148 47
Stafford 2,267 168 19
Fauquier 1,041 51 26
Culpeper 1,313 96 18

LATEST COVID-19 DATA

New Cases/Deaths

  • Northern Virginia: 165 new cases, 2 new deaths.  

  • Statewide: 690 new cases, 24 new deaths

  • Statewide Testing: 11,333 diagnostic test results reported    

Overall Total

  • Northern Virginia: 55,256 cases, 1,225 deaths.

  • Statewide: 166,828 cases, 3,457 deaths

  • Statewide Testing: 2.4 million diagnostic tests (2.58 million when including antibody tests)

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) cases: 10 

*Provided by Virginia Department of Health. The health department's COVID-19 data is updated each morning by 10 a.m. and includes reports by local health agencies before 5 p.m. the previous day.


Statewide Hospital and Nursing Home Data

  • Hospitalizations: 972 (same as the previous day)

  • Peak Hospitalizations: 1,625 reached May 8

  • Patients in ICU: 210 (up from 205 the previous day)
  • Patients Discharged: 19,096 total

  • Nursing Home Patients: 653 as of Saturday (no report on Sundays or Mondays) 

*Provided by Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association

For updated national and international COVID-19 data, visit the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus dashboard.

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(2) comments

MexicanossinFronterasrapist

Not that ventilators made any difference when preventatives and just plain oxygen were better. Anti-viral drugs.

JimiWeaver4

I see that you are trying to use a concealed racial slur as your comment name. Please note that rapist in Spanish is el violador, so the translation of your racist comment name Is not as clever as you think.

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