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November 16, 2020

2,677 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths in Virginia

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Over the last seven days, 7.3 percent of the COVID-19 tests in Virginia have been positive, trending upward.
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Monday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

1,264 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 27 from Sunday.

204,637 Virginia cases — up 2,677 since Sunday. The total includes 185,525 confirmed and 19,112 “probable” infections.

“The 2,677 case count reported on Monday, November 16, is due to a catch-up from the VDH data system being down for upgrades for a few hours over the weekend,” the department said on its website. “A reminder: cases are not reported on the day the patient became ill, but on the day they have been classified as meeting the case definition for COVID-19.”

3,806 deaths statewide — up 6 from Sunday. Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 3,533 and “probable” in 273.

2,938,133 diagnostic tests statewide — up 17,396 since Sunday. Over the past seven days, 7.3 percent of those tests were positive, trending upward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 13,552 as of Monday, up 48 since Sunday.

But, the health department notes that its hospitalization figure — based on status at the time each case gets investigated — “underrepresents” the actual total.

Since the pandemic began, 22,362 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,337 infected patients Monday, up 53 from Sunday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 23,699.

Virginia hospitalizations for COVID-19 peaked at 1,625 patients on May 8.

Healthcare providers and laboratories report statistics to the state as of 5 p.m. each day. The health department updates its report the following morning.

Sixty-two infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 1) and 28 have died since the pandemic started.

In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier:

• 1,787 cases (up 53), 103 hospitalizations and 18 deaths in Culpeper.

• 487 infections (up 1), 30 hospitalizations and 6 deaths in Orange.

• 168 infections (up 2), 11 hospitalizations and 3 deaths in Madison.

• 72 cases (up 2), 5 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 57 COVID-19 deaths, and 211 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 49,973 diagnostic tests in the district so far — up 261. Over the last seven days, 10.6 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, up slightly.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 26,829 in Fairfax County — up 397 since Sunday.

Prince William County, 15,979 — up 202.

Virginia Beach, 9,384 — up 220.

Loudoun County, 8,894 — up 84.

Chesterfield County, 8,169 — up 122.

Henrico County, 7,281 — up 81.

City of Richmond, 6,007 — up 144.

City of Norfolk, 5,965 — up 93.

City of Chesapeake, 5,559 — up 53.

Arlington County, 5,380 — up 82.

City of Alexandria, 4,698 — up 63.

City of Newport News, 3,568 — up 59.

City of Roanoke, 3,453 — up 12.

Montgomery County, 3,417 — up 38.

City of Harrisonburg, 3,256 — up 9.

City of Portsmouth, 3,021 — up 24.

Stafford County, 2,798 — up 55.

Spotsylvania County, 2,770 — up 40.

City of Suffolk, 2,535 — up 12.

City of Hampton, 2,432 — up 56.

City of Lynchburg, 2,333 — up 43.

City of Manassas, 2,151 — up 11.

Hanover County, 2,032 — up 69.

Rockingham County, 1,978 — up 16.

City of Charlottesville, 1,742 — up 16.

Albemarle County, 1,723 — up 14.

Henry County, 1,605 — up 8.

Frederick County, 1,499 — up 18.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 1,321 — up 32.

Accomack County, 1,258 — up 3.

Shenandoah County, 1,179 — up 7.

Nationwide as of Monday morning:

11,041,979 cases — up 135,254 from Sunday morning.

• 246,236 deaths — up 621.

• 4,185,463 have recovered — up 37,019.

• 162.74 million tests conducted — up 1.39 million

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Melissa Beaty · November 20, 2020 at 12:09 pm
Well that is such a great update on new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths in Virginia. I've been reading stuff like that on this recommended website that how you can make your living easier and more economical and then i saw this. Just brilliant!
badelectronics · November 17, 2020 at 11:47 am
Calling DougF-artsniffer!!! Look at the news today. Up how many? 2 data points, still not a trend.
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Mark House · November 16, 2020 at 6:47 pm
Let me think here a minute what has Trump done in the last 2 weeks? Had lunch, gone golfing, and tweeted. Nothing else but wreak more havoc to our democracy every single day. While THOUSANDS more people die. He said that COVID would disappear after the election. The only one acting like it doesn't exist is TRUMP! Impeach the corrupt moocher again!
DougF · November 16, 2020 at 1:10 pm
Oh badelectronics, there's so much in your comment:

(1) One data point (up 27) does not make a trend. Three data points make a trend.

(2) Read the article's fourth paragraph about the catch-up in reporting from a backlog. You must have missed it in your haste to write something.

(3) The only relevant case trend is cases by date of symptom onset, reported separately for the state and health district, but not reported for Fauquier alone. I'll make it easy for you to find it the case trend for the state and health districts; you can see it at

badelectronics · November 16, 2020 at 12:22 pm
Up 27? Calling DougF-artsniffer. No trend here right?
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