Virginia Dec. 1 COVID-19 update: 2,413 new cases reported; case average still around 1,500 per day

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported a higher than average 2,413 new cases on Wednesday, along with 20 new COVID-19 deaths.

Reported cases the last two days (1,907 on Tuesday and 2,413 on Wednesday) have been higher than all but one day since Oct. 17, but the daily average of reported cases still remains in the 1,500 range it’s been in since late October. The percent of positive tests have gone up to 6.7% on average statewide.

Virus levels locally are also remaining steady.

Hospitalizations have increased back up to about 1,000 patients currently, but are still mostly steady overall.

Health officials across the world are monitoring the new omicron COVID variant, which could spread more rapidly than previous versions of the virus. Omicron’s been detected already around the globe, including Europe and Canada in addition to South Africa. At this point, health experts are still examining in the variant and are warning against overreaction. There’s no indication at this time that this variant causes more severe disease or can get by current vaccines.

President Biden and health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated, with booster shots now available for all adults. Sign up for a booster appointment in Hampton Roads here.

State metrics

  • New cases (+2,413, 971,529 total), 1,548 per day, steady overall
  • Deaths (+20, 14,730 total), 19 per day and still going down overall
  • Current hospitalizations (-27 patients, 965 total currently), steady overall but slight increase recently
  • Test positivity: 6.7%, rising slightly
  • Vaccine doses administered: 12,707,413
  • Percent of population with at least one dose: 74.4% (6,347,311)
  • Percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 88.1%
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 64.9% (5,530,226)
  • Percent of adults fully vaccinated: 77.1%
  • People vaccinated with booster/third dose: 1,246,934

For more vaccine data, click here.

Local cases

  • Accomack: 4,222 cases, 329 hospitalized, 81 deaths (+3 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Chesapeake: 29,833 cases, 1336 hospitalized, 371 deaths (+49 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Franklin: 1,676 cases, 77 hospitalized, 44 deaths (no change)
  • Gloucester: 4,030 cases, 92 hospitalized, 80 deaths (+11 cases)
  • Hampton: 15,531 cases, 707 hospitalized, 249 deaths (+20 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 4,630 cases, 226 hospitalized, 92 deaths (+6 cases)
  • James City County: 7,438 cases, 264 hospitalized, 97 deaths (+17 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 921 cases, 28 hospitalized, 24 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Newport News: 21,214 cases, 799 hospitalized, 306 deaths (+17 cases)
  • Norfolk: 25,184 cases, 1,386 hospitalized, 359 deaths (+50 cases, -2 hospitalized)
  • Northampton: 1,181 cases, 104 hospitalized, 46 deaths (+1 case)
  • Poquoson: 1,376 cases, 39 hospitalized, 22 deaths (+3 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Portsmouth: 13,042 cases, 935 hospitalized, 250 deaths (+9 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Southampton: 2,445 cases, 86 hospitalized, 68 deaths (+1 case)
  • Suffolk: 11,257 cases, 717 hospitalized, 249 deaths (+4 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 51,548 cases, 2,663 hospitalized, 573 deaths (+79 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Williamsburg: 1,214 cases, 38 hospitalized, 13 deaths (+1 case)
  • York: 5,719 cases, 135 hospitalized, 83 deaths (+11 cases)

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