This morning the Virginia Department of Health reports 128,407 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 2,686
total deaths related to the virus in the Commonwealth.
The seven-day positivity rate, PCR only, for the
Commonwealth is 7.5%.
credited with 4,537 total cases and 60 deaths with a 7.6% seven-day positivity
rate, PCR only.
According to the Virginia
Hospital and Healthcare Association, 1,051 residents in Virginia are
currently hospitalized due to the virus. Over 15,700 confirmed COVID-19
patients had been hospitalized and discharged.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam stated in a press conference that the
coronavirus is moderately contained in the state; however, he said that does
not mean we should let our guard down. Therefore, he decided that current restrictions
in the Hampton Roads area will remain in effect until further notice.
Manager Scott Mahone continues to do an outstanding job as the Logistics Chief,
working to fill all resource requests.
Please remember, for PPE and any other resource needs, use the COVID Recovery Data Collection Tool. This is the same tool department
directors use to submit their weekly Situation Reports.
In addition to submitting your weekly Situation Reports, please
remember to submit your weekly PPE usage report using the same COVID Recovery
Data Collection Tool.
For more information on this, view this week's Incident
In July, the City of Norfolk was
selected by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the
Health Equity Working Group to participate in the Health Equity Pilot program.
As part of this
program, we were allocated 20,000 cloth masks, bottles of hand sanitizer, and
public health materials to provide to any organization that hosts a community
event in Norfolk that focuses on the underserved and historically disadvantaged
communities that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. To date, we
have provided over 12,000 masks and bottles of hand sanitizer to numerous
organizations that are creating opportunities to serve our community. For that,
we say, "thank you.”
organization holding a community event in Norfolk that is targeting our
underserved, low-income, high-risk, or vulnerable populations, please feel free
to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will provide you with masks, bottles of
hand sanitizer, and public health materials to pass out at your event while
Lastly, it looks
like we are expected to have some unsettled weather this week and into the weekend with daily
chances for showers or storms. These showers or storms could bring locally
heavy rainfall, especially Wednesday through Friday. Daily high
temperatures will be in the lower 80s.
Be safe and have
a great week, everyone.
Deputy EM Coordinator
Norfolk Emergency Preparedness & Response