Virginia case chart - symptom onset (Nov. 16, 2020)

Virginia Department of Health reporting of COVID-19 cases based on when symptoms began shows a new daily high of 1,297 cases was reached on Nov. 4, and not all of those cases may have been reported yet. 

Virginia reported its highest one-day total of new COVID-19 cases on Monday, caused in part by a delay in reporting cases over the weekend but still raising the state's seven-day average to a new high. 

The Virginia Department of Health reported 2,677 new cases Monday, surging past the previous one-day high of 2,103 on Nov. 7.  However the health department said the high number was due in part to its data system being down for several hours over the weekend, so not all cases were reported Saturday and Sunday.  

Regardless, the state's seven-day average, which smooths out such irregularities, hit a new high of 1,594.3, up 10.9% in the past week. 

And the Northern Virginia region reported 842 new cases, its third highest daily number ever, raising its seven-day average to 443.1, the highest since June 3. The region's average peaked at 685.3 on May 31.

Although it is far more populous, Northern Virginia is now averaging more daily cases than Southwest Virginia, where the average currently stands at 404.1.  Southwest Virginia had been the hottest spot for new cases over the past several weeks.

Hospitalizations continue to increase statewide, as has been seen after previous increases in case numbers. As of Monday morning, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association reported that 1,337 patients were hospitalized statewide for treatment of COVID-19, a number that remains at its highest level since early August.   

The number of patients being treated in intensive care units around the state also is at its highest level since Sept. 2.

With the increase in cases, average test positivity rates continue to rise. The state's seven-day average now stands at 7.3%.

Seven-day average test positivity rate by health district (Nov. 16, 2020)

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health

Health District Peak Low Current Trend
Alexandria 40.1% / April 23 3.2% / Oct. 18 5.1% Stable
Arlington 42.8% / April 20 2.4% / June 26 6.8% Up
Fairfax 38.6% / April 22 3.3% / Oct. 16 7.4% Up
Loudoun 27.9% / April 28 4.0% / Sept. 30 & Oct. 3 8.3% Stable
Prince William 36.7% / April 18 5.4% / Oct. 20 9.3% Up
Rappahannock 17.2% / May 8 3.5% / July 3 7.7% Up
Statewide 20.6% / April 22 4.5% / Sept. 30, Oct. 1,2,12 & 13 7.3% Up

The health department reported six new deaths related to COVID-19 statewide Monday, after reporting one on Sunday.   One of Monday's deaths was in Loudoun County.

Northern Virginia data by locality (Nov. 16, 2020)

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health

Locality Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Alexandria 4,698 341 76
Arlington 5,380 561 157
Fairfax 26,829 2,410 610
Fairfax City 184 16 8
Falls Church 82 14 7
Loudoun 8,894 516 136
Manassas 2,151 133 28
Manassas Park 677 59 8
Prince William 15,979 1,045 229
Totals 64,874 5,095 1,259
County/City Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Fredericksburg 638 55 6
Spotsylvania 2,770 168 56
Stafford 2,798 180 22
Fauquier 1,264 62 28
Culpeper 1,787 103 18


New Cases/Deaths

  • Northern Virginia: 842 new cases, 1 new death.  

  • Statewide: 2,677 new cases, 6 new deaths.

  • Statewide Testing: 17,396 diagnostic test results reported    

Overall Total

  • Northern Virginia: 64,874 cases, 1,259 deaths.

  • Statewide: 204,637 cases, 3,806 deaths

  • Statewide Testing: 2.94 million diagnostic tests (3.18 million when including antibody tests)

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) cases: 11 

*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: 1,337  (up from 1,284 the previous day)

  • Peak Hospitalizations: 1,625 reached May 8

  • Patients in ICU: 263 (up from 252 the previous day)
  • Patients Discharged: 22,362 total

  • Nursing Home Patients: 1,014 as of Saturday(highest since data first reported June 23; 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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(7) comments


Not mentioning much about the mortality rate, I wonder why...


Would you like for the mortality rate to go up? Would you like for Virginia to be like Texas or North Dakota or any one of the other states where hospital beds have been used up and the people who are overflow can just go off and die in a corner?

8 months into this and you still dont get the concept of flattening the curve, exponential growth, or transmission rates. There is a plethora of information out there. Dont just look at the US, look at what other countries are doing and how they are handling the virus.


Hey did you hear the WHO was lying about how they had no infections at their headquarters? Oh, no one told you? I think Joe Biden wants to resume sending them millions of dollars. No thanks. It will just end up like Joe Biden's cancer fund which was used to funnel money around. Has Joe cured cancer yet?


Glass houses and all that jazz. And Trump takes the cake with lying.


The inventor of PCR himself stated (with regard to HIV): “PCR is intended to identify substances qualitatively, but by its very nature is unsuited for estimating numbers. Although there is a common misimpression that the viral load tests actually count the number of viruses in the blood, these tests cannot detect free, infectious viruses at all; they can only detect proteins that are believed, in some cases wrongly, to be unique to HIV. The tests can detect genetic sequences of viruses, but not viruses themselves.” These tests do not determine if you are an infectious carrier of COVID-19, but rather attempt to identify genetic material believed to be contained in or characteristic of COVID-19. Additionally, an increase in the rate of positive results returned correlates directly with an increase in the number of PCR replication cycles. What is the objective basis for standardizing measurement at x number of cycles or is it entirely subjective? That I do not know, but what I do know is he who controls the number of cycles tests are run through essentially controls the purported “infection rate.” In any event, a test is not a cure and those that do get COVID generally survive, including 97% of those in the at-risk age group. The amount of fear for this virus is quite frankly absurd. Too much sentimentality, too little reasoning, but we all must bow before the altar of public health and dare not question the edicts of the most illustrious sorcerers occupying our public health departments, for it is only by their infinite wisdom that we shall survive.


People will get sick, you can't prevent that. Vaccine is out. Don't let the media and government liberals scare you.


If you cannot live with covid by now there is no hope for you.

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