Virginia August 4 COVID-19 update: 1,717 cases reported, test positivity up to 6.5% statewide, 10.6% in Hampton Roads

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported 1,717 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday as its key metrics continue to trend up.

Hospitalizations rose again by another patients, up to 667 total. The Virginia Department of Health also reported 5 new deaths. Deaths have been trending down and are way down compared to earlier in the pandemic before widespread vaccinations, but could trend back up due to the sheer numbers of cases in unvaccinated people.

In the past month, about 98% of new cases are in unvaccinated people, with all but one of the new deaths (23) among the unvaccinated, VDH data shows.

Virginia does not break down cases, deaths and hospitalizations between vaccinated and unvaccinated for specific cities and counties, but does for regions. The Eastern region, which includes Hampton Roads, shows 0 breakthrough hospitalizations and 0 breakthrough deaths in the past month.

State metrics

  • New cases (+1,717, 701,059 total), 1,279 per day
  • New deaths (+5, 11,541 total), 2.7 per day
  • Current hospitalizations (+25 patients, 667 total currently)
  • Test positivity: 6.5%, rising steeply
  • Vaccine doses administered: 9,486,377
    • percent of population with at least one dose: 60.7%
      • percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 72.7%
    • percent of population fully vaccinated: 54.2% (4,629,762 people)
    • percent of adults fully vaccinated: 65.3%

Local cases (Click here to look at stats for your area)

  • Accomack: 2,963 cases, 221 hospitalized 46 deaths (+11 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Chesapeake: 22,106 cases, 1.079 hospitalized, 311 deaths (+56 cases, +3 hospitalizations)
  • Franklin: 1,164 cases, 56 hospitalized, 33 deaths (no change)
  • Gloucester: 2,458 cases, 70 hospitalized, 52 deaths (+14 cases)
  • Hampton: 11,095 cases, 478 hospitalized, 184 deaths (+28 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 3,311 cases, 160 hospitalized, 70 deaths (+15 cases, +1 hospitalized )
  • James City County: 4,851 cases, 186 hospitalized, 72 deaths (+13 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 622 cases, 24 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+5 cases)
  • Newport News: 14,928 cases, 562 hospitalized, 242 deaths (+66 cases, +4 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 18,614 cases, 1,095 hospitalized, 275 deaths (+63 cases, +8 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Northampton: 820 cases, 83 hospitalized, 37 deaths (+5 cases)
  • Poquoson: 927 cases, 29 hospitalized, 18 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 9,486 cases, 719 hospitalized, 205 deaths (+28 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Southampton: 2,013 cases, 60 hospitalized, 57 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Suffolk: 8,301 cases, 499 hospitalized, 194 deaths (+44 cases, +3 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Virginia Beach: 37,788 cases, 1,797 hospitalized, 421 deaths (+95 cases, +8 hospitalized)
  • Williamsburg: 795 cases, 32 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+7 cases)
  • York: 3,988 cases, 102 hospitalized, 59 deaths (+17 cases)

Local test positivity: 10.6% on average

  • Chesapeake – 11.5%
  • Eastern Shore – 13.3%
  • Hampton – 9.9%
  • Norfolk – 10%
  • Peninsula – 9.4%
  • Portsmouth – 11.2%
  • Virginia Beach – 9.3%
  • Western Tidewater – 10.9%

Any coronavirus data/coverage you’d like to see added to our daily reports? Email brian.reese@wavy.com. For more information on Virginia data, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website.

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