This morning the Virginia Department of Health reports 113,630 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and
2,471 total deaths related to the virus in the Commonwealth.
The seven-day testing positivity rate, PCR only, for the
Commonwealth is 6.4%.
According to the Virginia
Hospital and Healthcare Association, 1,127 residents in Virginia are
currently hospitalized due to the virus. Over 14,480 confirmed COVID-19
patients have been hospitalized and discharged.
credited with 4,164 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 43 deaths related to the virus.
Some great news
to share, this morning Norfolk’s seven-day testing positivity
rate, PCR only, is down to
8.0%. Last month, Norfolk’s seven-day positivity rate topped at
17.1%, which prompted Governor Ralph Northam to release Executive
Order 68 for new actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Hampton
Roads region. The restrictions in the order are still in effect.
For more information on Executive Order 68, view this week’s Incident Action Plan.
To view the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) current seven-day testing positivity rate, visit
their website at vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/.
Once there, scroll down and click on the Daily Dashboard icon. Just above the
dashboard, you will see horizontal tabs, click on the “Testing” tab, and you
will see the test positivity rate for the entire Commonwealth. To view
Norfolk’s test positivity rate, you will need to select “Norfolk” in the Select
Health Districts Drop Down Menu.
While you are there, also check out VDH’s new COVID-19 exposure notification
app called COVIDWISE. This unique app is to facilitate contact tracing in
response to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
sure to visit the Norfolk Department of Public Health website for health
and safety printable resources
regarding COVID-19. The printable flyers/posters include knowing the Difference
Between Isolation and Quarantine and How to Safely Wear and Take off a
Cloth Face Covering.
Be safe and have
a great week, everyone.
Deputy EM Coordinator
Norfolk Emergency Preparedness & Response