Va. has 5,700+ coronavirus cases
U.S. now leads the world in COVID-19 cases, deaths
4:50 p.m. April 13 update: In a news release, the Mount Rogers Health District in Southwest Virginia announced that there are now four fatal cases of COVID-19 in its district, including three over the past week. Officials said there is community transmission in Washington, Wythe and Smyth counties.
Also, Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Henrico County confirmed earlier reports that the number of deaths related to the virus is now at 42. Eighty-four living residents and 35 staff members also have tested positive, the center said in a news release. The center also reported that it has temporarily doubled nursing staff wages and has seen nearly a dozen employees return to work after testing positive; they are caring exclusively for residents who are positive. The center also has hired four people to help residents connect with their families and assist with other tasks.
At 9 a.m. Monday, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s COVID-19 dashboard, which reports hospitals’ patient data and bed availability, began reporting the number of COVID-19 patients who have been discharged from hospitals. As of Monday’s update, 1,238 patients in Virginia are currently hospitalized either with positive tests or pending results, and 467 others who had confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been discharged.
Confirmed coronavirus cases statewide jumped to 5,747 Monday, up from 5,274 the previous day, according to the Virginia Department of Health. More than 900 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19 and 149 are dead from the disease.
Northern Virginia continues to have the most confirmed cases, with 1,164 cases in Fairfax County, 434 in Prince William County, 390 cases in Arlington County, 324 in Loudoun County and 235 cases in Alexandria. In Central Virginia, there are 397 confirmed cases in Henrico County, 211 in Chesterfield County and 167 in Richmond.
Globally, there are 1.86 million confirmed cases, with 115,225 deaths. The United States now leads the world in COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths. There are 557,590 cases nationwide and 22,109 deaths have been recorded. New York City, the nation’s disease epicenter, has seen 6,898 deaths as of April 13.