Va. coronavirus cases top 6,000
Virginia has seen almost 1,100 new cases in last three days
3:40 p.m. April 14 update: The Virginia Department of Corrections reported the first confirmed COVID-19 death of an inmate Tuesday. According to a news release, a 49-year-old woman who was serving a nine-year sentence at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland County died at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, where she was hospitalized April 4.
The woman had underlying conditions, including hepatitis C and asthma, according to the DOC, and was set to be released in 2023. She was one of 44 inmates and 32 staff members in the state prison system who have tested positive for the virus, a number that includes 24 VCCW inmates, three of whom have been hospitalized, and 21 employees.
Also, the Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center reported Tuesday that three more residents have died from COVID-19 complications, bringing the total to 45 deaths.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Virginia rose to 6,171 on Tuesday, marking a jump of nearly 1,100 new cases since Saturday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
Nearly 980 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19 and there are 154 reported deaths in the commonwealth attributable to the coronavirus.
Northern Virginia continues to lead the state in confirmed cases, with 1,207 cases in Fairfax County, 508 in Prince William County, 401 cases in Arlington County, 344 in Loudoun County and 247 cases in Alexandria. In Central Virginia, there are 432 confirmed cases in Henrico County, 241 in Chesterfield County and 175 in Richmond.
Worldwide, there are 1.93 million confirmed cases, with 129,863 deaths. The United States still has the most confirmed cases and deaths of any nation, with 582,594 cases and 23,649 deaths.
VDH began reporting more granular data this week, including the number of people hospitalized and tested in each health district, fields led by Fairfax County, where 6,618 people have been tested and 235 people have been hospitalized. In Tuesday’s update, VDH reports 102 outbreaks in the state — defined as at least two confirmed cases in the same place.
Fifty-six outbreaks, with 628 cases and 36 deaths recorded, have occurred in long-term care facilities. However, there’s a lag in reporting, as the Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Henrico County confirmed 42 deaths connected to the virus on Monday.
The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, which receives information directly from member hospitals and health care systems, reported Tuesday that 1,282 people are currently hospitalized with either confirmed COVID-19 cases or awaiting test results, while 721 people who tested positive have been discharged from hospitals. Of the hospitalized population, 422 are in ICU beds and 276 are on ventilators, VHHA reported.
Below is the latest data from VDH: