Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Coronavirus cases at the Hampton VA continue to rise; statewide, 312 more cases added

The number of cases in Virginia has increased bye 312 cases compared to Tuesday. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)
The number of cases in Virginia has increased bye 312 cases compared to Tuesday. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)

The Hampton VA Medical Center reported Tuesday a total of 33 patients, 18 inpatients and 15 outpatients tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID 19), according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Public Health website.

Previously, the Hampton VA had 28 patients, 18 inpatients and 10 outpatients, who tested positive for the virus.

Newport News Shipbuilding reported another positive case of the coronavirus Monday. The employee, who worked at Building 903-5, Off-yard Office, 2800 Huntington Ave., was last on company property on March 13, according to the shipyard’s website.

As of Wednesday, there are now 8 cases in Off-Yard Offices, 4 in the Mid-Yard, 2 in the North Yard and 1 in the South Yard.”

On the Peninsula, James City County has 122 positive cases of the coronavirus , Newport News has 60, Hampton has 53, York County has 25, Williamsburg has 16 and Poquoson has 4, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.

There are 3,645 positive cases and 75 deaths statewide. At least eight 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.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association has broken down the number of confirmed cases in Virginia hospitals, those on ventilators and other case information.

Hospital cases

  • Total: 1,289 (combined positive and pending)
  • Positive: 649 (hospitalized)
  • Pending: 640 (inpatient care)
  • ICU: 468 (combined positive and pending cases)
  • Ventilator: 293 (combined positive and pending cases)
  • Bed availability: 5,325

Ventilators

  • Being used: 705
  • On hand: 2,574

Supplies (next 72 hours)

  • 12 hospitals having trouble getting or replenishing PPE
  • 3 hospitals having trouble getting or replenishing medical supplies

On Tuesday, James City County had 119 positive cases, Newport News has 57, Hampton has 43, York County has 25, Williamsburg has 14 and Poquoson has 4, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.

There were 3,333 positive cases and 63 deaths statewide — according to Tuesday’s VDH update.

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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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