Virginia COVID-19 July 28 update: Virginia reports 1,000-plus new cases for first time since April

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time since April on Wednesday, a day after the Centers for Disease Control recommended mask wearing even for vaccinated people in areas with high community virus spread.

The latest CDC dashboard data shows Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News and Chesapeake all have high levels of community transmission. Hampton is at substantial risk and Norfolk is at moderate. 

Current COVID-19 hospitalizations also increased again up to 448 patients. Hospitalizations have been steadily trending up since going down to about 200 patients earlier this month.

Deaths are still relatively low, at about 4 reported per day, but now more cases could mean higher levels of deaths in the future. Nearly all hospitalizations and deaths are among unvaccinated people, health officials say.

State Metrics

  • New Cases (+1,087, 692,105 total)
  • New Deaths (+9, 11,522 total)
  • Current Hospitalizations (+18 patients, 448 total currently)
  • Vaccine doses administered:
    • percent of population with at least one dose: 59.8%
      • percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 71.7%
    • percent of population fully vaccinated: 53.7% (4,581,600)
      • percent of adults (18+) fully vaccinated: 64.7%

Local Cases

  • Accomack: 2,920 cases, 216 hospitalized 46 deaths (+13 cases)
  • Chesapeake: 21,740 cases, 1,059 hospitalized, 311 deaths (+37 cases)
  • Franklin: 1,151 cases, 55 hospitalized, 33 deaths (+4 cases)
  • Gloucester: 2,351 cases, 70 hospitalized, 52 deaths ( +3 cases)
  • Hampton: 10,953 cases, 470 hospitalized, 184 deaths (+7 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 3,251 cases, 157 hospitalized, 70 deaths (+3 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • James City County: 4,775 cases, 183 hospitalized, 72 deaths (+14 cases)
  • Mathews: 609 cases, 24 hospitalized, 14 deaths (no change)
  • Newport News: 14,646 cases, 551 hospitalized, 242 deaths (+33 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 18,327 cases, 1,068 hospitalized, 274 deaths (+16 cases, -2 hospitalized)
  • Northampton: 807 cases, 82 hospitalized, 36 deaths (no change)
  • Poquoson: 918 cases, 29 hospitalized, 18 deaths (+1 hospitalized)
  • Portsmouth: 9,357 cases, 710 hospitalized, 205 deaths (+11 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Southampton: 2,006 cases, 58 hospitalized, 57 deaths (no change)
  • Suffolk: 8,172 cases, 490 hospitalized, 192 deaths (+14 cases)
  • Virginia Beach: 37,232 cases, 1,768 hospitalized, 420 deaths (+60 cases, +5 hospitalized)
  • Williamsburg: 784 cases, 32 hospitalized, 14 deaths (no change)
  • York: 3,911 cases, 98 hospitalized, 59 deaths (+9 cases, +2 hospitalized)

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