Virginia case chart 11.11.20

The seven-day average of daily cases in Virginia (yellow line) rose above 1,500 for the first time on Wednesday. 

The average number of new daily COVID-19 cases in Virginia has surged past 1,500 for the first time in the pandemic, and cases continue to rise in Northern Virginia as well.

Despite the increases over the past several weeks and another increase in hospitalizations, Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday he does not envision reimposing any restrictions designed to stem the spread of the virus. The state is instead stepping up testing efforts and reinforcing its message for Virginians to wear masks and practice social distancing.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,594 new cases statewide on Wednesday, raising the state's seven-day average to another new high of 1,524.3. The average has increased 17.5% in the past week and 33.7% in the past two weeks.   

In Northern Virginia, 442 new cases were reported Wednesday. The region's seven-day average is now at 395.6, the highest it has been since June 9.  Northern Virginia's average peaked at 685.3 on May 31. 

Southwest Virginia, which has been the hardest hit region of the state recently, reported 442 new cases Wednesday, raising its seven-day average to 427.6.

Statewide, 1,265 patients were hospitalized Wednesday morning, almost 90 more than Tuesday and the most since Aug. 20. In addition, the number of COVID-19 patients in licensed nursing facilities hit 801 on Wednesday, the highest level since that number began to be reported on June 23. That number has increased every day for almost two weeks.  

In Northern Virginia, 316 patients are currently hospitalized for COVID-19. That's far below the peak of 818 on April 30, but the number had been as low as 183 on Oct. 5.

With the increase in cases, the average test positivity rates are also rising.   Arlington County's rate is now above the key threshold of 5%, Loudoun County is at 7%, and the Prince William health district is above 8%.  

Seven-day average test positivity rate by health district

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health

Health District Peak Low Current Trend
Alexandria 40.1% / April 23 3.2% / Oct. 18 4.3% Up
Arlington 42.8% / April 20 2.4% / June 26 5.2% Up
Fairfax 38.6% / April 22 3.3% / Oct. 16 5.9% Stable
Loudoun 27.9% / April 28 4.0% / Sept. 30 & Oct. 3 7.0% Up
Prince William 36.7% / April 18 5.4% / Oct. 20 8.1% Up
Rappahannock 17.2% / May 8 3.5% / July 3 7.0% Up
Statewide 20.6% / April 22 4.5% / Sept. 30, Oct. 1,2,12 & 13 6.2% Up

The health department reported 15 new deaths related to COVID-19 statewide on Tuesday. Three of those were in Northern Virginia:  two in Fairfax County and one in Prince William County.

Northern Virginia data by locality (Nov. 11, 2020)

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health. 

Locality Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Alexandria 4,559 334 76
Arlington 5,130 547 155
Fairfax 25,791 2,360 609
Fairfax City 178 16 8
Falls Church 82 14 7
Loudoun 8,560 511 134
Manassas 2,116 133 28
Manassas Park 676 58 8
Prince William 15,462 1,035 227
Totals 62,554 5,008 1,252
OTHER AREA JURISDICTIONS
County/City Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Fredericksburg 624 55 6
Spotsylvania 2,661 168 55
Stafford 2,661 178 22
Fauquier 1,195 61 27
Culpeper 1,653 101 18

 LATEST COVID-19 DATA

New Cases/Deaths

  • Northern Virginia: 442 new cases, 3 new deaths.  

  • Statewide: 1,594 new cases, 15 new deaths.

  • Statewide Testing: 21,148 diagnostic test results reported    

Overall Total

  • Northern Virginia: 62,554 cases, 1,252 deaths.

  • Statewide: 196,506 cases, 3,741 deaths

  • Statewide Testing: 2.84 million diagnostic tests (3.07 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: 1,265  (up from 1,174 the previous day)

  • Peak Hospitalizations: 1,625 reached May 8

  • Patients in ICU: 250 (up from 224 the previous day)
  • Patients Discharged: 21,863 total

  • Nursing Home Patients: 801 (up from 791 the previous day and highest since data first reported June 23) 

*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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