Virginia COVID-19 May 23 update: 236 new cases, positivity rate at 2.8%, over 53% of population partially vaccinated

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 236 new cases along with 23 new deaths related to COVID-19 Sunday. The percent positivity rate in the commonwealth dropped to 2.8%.

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.

According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, there are currently are 543 people in Virginia hospitalized due to COVID-19. State health officials also reported 9 new COVID-19-related deaths. So far, the virus has taken the lives of 11,097 people in the state.

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 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 

For additional information on COVID-19 metrics in the commonwealth, go to the Virginia Department of Health website.

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