BY ELIZABETH SIMPSON
VIRGINIA BEACH – The number of norovirus cases reported in an outbreak of the stomach virus at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital increased from 23 to 32 during the weekend, the hospital said Monday.
Five of the additional nine cases, however, were ones that had occurred last week but weren’t reported until news about the outbreak surfaced.
Sentara Healthcare said the total number of patients who have been sickened now stands at eight, while the number of staff made ill is 21. In addition, two visitors and one doctor reported having the illness last week.