Accomack adds 28 COVID-19 cases and one new death; Northampton adds seven

April 28, 2020

Accomack County added 28 COVID-19 cases in Tuesday morning’s report from the Virginia Department of Health, bringing the County total to 223 and one new death. has not received any information from the Eastern Shore Health District about the new death but received unconfirmed reports on Sunday morning of a new COVID-19 death. The death total in Accomack County from COVID-19 now stands at four.

Northampton added seven in the report which brought its total to 35 and still reports no deaths.

Accomack County added one new hospitalization bringing its overall total to 18 while Northampton remained at three total hospitalizations.

The Eastern Shore Health District has now processed 665 tests and still reports five outbreaks.

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As of Monday, April 28, 70% of the COVID-19 cases on the Eastern Shore are African-American, 19% are white, 4% are “other” and 7% are not reported.

Accomack County now moves back into 3rd for highest case rate in Virginia, which is cases per capita, taking the spot back from Southampton.

Virginia added 758 new COVID-19 cases, an increase over the last two days, bringing its total confirmed case count to 13,794, with 545 additional probable cases.

Virginia now has 487 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, adding 33 new in Tuesday’s report, with an additional five probable deaths. Hospitalizations in Virginia due to COVID-19 is now at 2,165 confirmed with seven probable. The Virginia Health Department also reports they have processed 82,753 tests.

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