We now know how many coronavirus-related deaths in each locality on the Peninsula

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The Virginia Department of Health now breaks down the number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by hospitalizations, age and race in each locality.

Tuesday marks the first day VDH has shared these statistics with the public.

Here’s what we know:

There are now a total of 9,630 positive cases and 324 deaths statewide. According to the VDH website, 179 cases and 3 deaths are considered probable and have not yet been confirmed.

At least 20 people from the Peninsula Health District and one person from the Hampton Heath District have died from the coronavirus.

The Peninsula Health District covers Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County. The Hampton Health District covers Hampton.

On the VDH website, there is now a tool to access the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths per 100,000 population.

The VDH website now breaks down the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths by locality. (WYDaily/Julia Marsigliano)
The VDH website now breaks down the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths by locality. (WYDaily/Julia Marsigliano)

On the Peninsula, the highest number of positive cases, 76, are those between the ages of 60-69. The highest number of hospitalizations––33–– are those between the ages of 70-79 and the lowest number of cases and hospitalizations was one case where the person was between the ages of 10-19 years old.

Females account for 159 cases and 43 hospitalizations while males account for 152 cases and 53 hospitalizations.

“White” persons make up 57.6 percent of the total cases, “Black or African American” persons make up 21.2 percent and “other” category is 3.5 percent. It’s unclear “other” is classified, and there are 17.7 percent of cases where race and ethnicity is not reported.

Other updates

There are six new cases (since April 15) at Newport News Shipbuilding.

On Friday, NNS reported two employees had tested positive. One employee worked at Building 206, Mid-Yard and was last on company property April 9, according to the NNS’ website. The second employee worked at Building 87, South Yard and was last on company property April 15.

On Saturday, NNS reported one employee who worked at Trailer 102 and Building 4900/SMOF, Mid-Yard and was last on company property April 14 had tested positive.

The fourth employee, reported by NNS on Sunday, worked at Building 103-2 and Building 4677/MOF, Bay 4, Mid-Yard and was last on company property on April 15.

The most recent cases ––two positive employees–– were reported on Monday. The first employee worked on a ship at the Pier 3, Main Deck, South Yard and was last on company property on April 16. The other employee worked at Building 4677/MOF, Bay 4, Mid-Yard and was last on company property April 3.

There are now a total of 29 cases at NNS: 8 cases in Off-Yard Offices, 12 in the Mid-Yard, 4 in the North Yard and 5 in the South Yard.

The Hampton VA Medical center reported 52 positive cases and one inpatient death on Monday.

At NASA Langley Research Center, another person has tested positive for the coronavirus, making this Langley’s fourth case, April Phillips, spokeswoman for the agency, wrote in an email on Monday.

As of Tuesday, there are now 148 outbreaks statewide and 11 outbreaks on the Peninsula — but VDH’s website only lists 9 outbreaks: 4 in congregate settings, 4 in long-term care facilities, 1 in a gym or spa and another in an educational setting.

VDH is not reporting what specific facilities have a coronavirus outbreak on the Peninsula.

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