June 23, 2022

Virginia January 13 COVID-19 Update: Record Statewide ICU Numbers, Ventilator Utilization Near Record; 36% test positive

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia continues to report record levels of coronavirus cases and COVID hospitalizations, including intensive care numbers, as the omicron variant rapidly spreads across the country.

There are currently nearly 4,000 COVID patients in the Commonwealth and 646 are in intensive care. The number of people on ventilators, 349 Thursday, is just below the peak of the summer delta wave (353 in September, still Virginia’s record).

Although many vaccinated people were infected with omicron, the vast majority of those hospitalized and dying continue to be unvaccinated, according to the data.

More than 35% of tests statewide come back positive and that number is even higher in Hampton Roads.

Virginia is reporting about 20 COVID deaths per day, which has been on the rise recently, but things have been affected by the reporting lag. Deaths are up 50% nationwide from two weeks ago, up to 1,827 deaths per day on average.

Statewide Metrics

  • New cases: +16 681 (1,334,198 in total), 18,782 on average (highest levels of pandemic)
  • Death: +35 (15,785 in total), has been down (20 per day on average now) but VDH says there is a reporting delay this month as it implements new federal guidelines for deaths associated with COVID-19
  • Current hospitalizations: -5 patients (currently 3,894 in total and 3,668 7-day average, record average) ICU numbers hit record high (646 patients), ventilator use (349 patients) still slightly below 2020-21 surge (about 350 patients)
  • (2,461 total beds still available statewide, 378 for intensive care
  • Test for positivity: 35.6%, at record highs, from 5-6% last month
  • Vaccine doses administered: 14,381,182
  • Percentage of population that received at least one dose: 78.3% (6,682,805)
  • Percentage of adults (18 years and older) who received at least one dose: 89.5%
  • Percentage of population fully immunized: 68.2% (5,824,069)
  • Percentage of fully immunized adults: 78.5%
  • Persons vaccinated by booster/third dose: 2,271,280

Local cases

  • Accomack: 5,532 cases, 359 hospitalized, 84 deaths (+129 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Chesapeake: 40,623 cases, 1,494 hospitalized, 383 deaths (+730 cases, +9 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Franklin: 2,075 cases, 83 hospitalized, 43 deaths (+23 cases, +1 hospitalized, -1 death)
  • Gloucester: 5,510 cases, 97 hospitalized, 83 deaths (+109 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Hampton: 22,337 cases, 959 hospitalized, 258 deaths (+386 cases, +9 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 5,946 cases, 287 hospitalized, 92 deaths (+67 cases, +5 hospitalized, -1 death)
  • James City County: 11,227 cases, 327 hospitalized, 100 deaths (+308 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 1157 cases, 31 hospitalized, 24 deaths (+8 cases)
  • Newport News: 29,594 cases, 975 hospitalized, 320 deaths (+549 cases, +11 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 34,173 cases, 1,840 hospitalized, 371 deaths (+1,044 cases, +28 hospitalized, -1 death)
  • Northampton: 1,586 cases, 115 hospitalized, 51 deaths (+54 cases, +1 death)
  • Poquoson: 1,860 cases, 44 hospitalized, 24 deaths (+25 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 17,624 cases, 1,061 hospitalized, 256 deaths (+293 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Southampton: 2,804 cases, 96 hospitalized, 75 deaths (+24 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • Suffolk: 15,188 cases, 892 hospitalized, 254 deaths (+231 cases, +7 hospitalized, -5 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 72,563 cases, 3,324 hospitalized, 617 deaths (1,279 cases, +45 hospitalized, +9 deaths)
  • Williamsburg: 1,430 cases, 58 hospitalized, 13 deaths (+6 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • York: 7,805 cases, 165 hospitalized, 87 deaths (+247 cases, +6 hospitalized)


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