Sixteen Gloucester residents had been determined to be infected with the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning, double the number reported for the county last Wednesday, April 1. According to the Virginia Department of Health website, the number of cases in Mathews County continued to hold steady over the week, at two.
Across the Three Rivers Health District, which covers the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, there were 32 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, nearly three times the 11 cases reported last Wednesday.
The second highest number of confirmed cases in the district was in Westmoreland County, where five people had tested positive for the virus as of Wednesday. Northumberland County had three cases, King William and Richmond counties each had two, and Lancaster and King and Queen had one each. Middlesex and Essex were the only counties in the district with no confirmed cases as of Wednesday morning.
Throughout Virginia, the total number of confirmed cases reported by the VDH on Wednesday morning was 3,645, with 615 hospitalized patients and 75 deaths.
In contrast, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, which is keeping its own tally, reported 649 hospitalized patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning, with an additional 640 patients waiting for test results. Of the patients hospitalized with both confirmed cases and with tests pending, 468 were in the ICU, according to the VHHA, with 293 of them on ventilators. There are 2,574 ventilators in Virginia hospitals, according to the website, with 705 of those in use.