Virginia COVID-19 Update

Alexandra Tsuneta

236 new cases, positivity rate at 2.8%, over 53% of population partially vaccinated

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Virginia COVID-19 numbers are still trending in a positive direction with only 236 new cases, a positivity rate of 2.8% and over 53% of the population partially vaccinated (remember, go get your second dose). There have been 23 new deaths since yesterday, May 23rd.

According to Wavy, "As of Sunday morning, May 23, Virginia has an overall number of 673,029 coronavirus cases since the start of the outbreak. Of the overall cases reported, 523,719 have been confirmed by testing. 149,310 are probable cases, in which a patient who shows symptoms is diagnosed without testing."

There are currently 543 people in Virginia hospitals for COVID-19 or related symptoms. So far, the virus has killed 11,097 people in Virginia. There have been over 3 million COVID-19 deaths worldwide, with a drastic population decrease throughout the world with the United States reaching its lowest growth rate in over 100 words.

Remember, many people are mourning the loss of their family members to COVID-19, practice patience and kindness to others, regardless of your personal opinion on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are the State Metrics, courtesy of Wavy:

State Metrics

  • New Cases (+236, 673,029 total)
  • New Deaths (+9, 11,106 total)
  • Current Hospitalizations (543 Currently)
  • Vaccine Doses Administered (Total doses administered 7,873,269) (51,517 average doses administered per day) (Percent of population with at least 1 dose 53.0%, Percent of the population fully vaccinated 42.3%)

Local Metrics

Accomack: 2,849 cases, 208 hospitalized 42 deaths
Chesapeake: 21,010 cases, 1007 hospitalized, 298 deaths 
Franklin: 1,132 cases, 55 hospitalized, 32 deaths 
Gloucester: 2,211 cases, 62 hospitalized, 48 deaths 
Hampton: 10,522 cases, 390 hospitalized, 178 deaths 
Isle of Wight: 3,146 cases, 149 hospitalized, 69 deaths 
James City County: 4,618 cases, 155 hospitalized, 72 deaths 
Mathews: 597 cases, 22 hospitalized, 12 deaths 
Newport News: 14,075 cases, 458 hospitalized, 228 deaths 
Norfolk: 17,795 cases, 1004 hospitalized, 259 deaths 
Northampton: 808 cases, 80 hospitalized, 36 deaths
Poquoson: 878 cases, 22 hospitalized, 16 deaths
Portsmouth: 9,095 cases, 676 hospitalized, 197 deaths  
Southampton: 1,982 cases, 56 hospitalized, 56 deaths 
Suffolk: 7,952cases, 452 hospitalized, 191 deaths 
Virginia Beach: 36,053 cases, 1,642 hospitalized, 404 deaths 
Williamsburg: 768 cases, 28 hospitalized, 13 deaths 
York: 3,741 cases, 70 hospitalized, 54 deaths

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