Virginia Dec. 13 COVID-19 update: Va. officially passes 1 million recorded virus infections, metrics ticking back up

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — As viral spread ticks back up, Virginia has officially reached the milestone of 1 million recorded coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic.

The number of actual infections is likely much higher. 734,937 cases have been confirmed with a PCR test and 265,757 probable cases that weren’t confirmed by testing but the met criteria.

The average number of reported cases per day has almost doubled from late November, up to about 2,500 cases per day. Hospitalizations are up by about 300 patients from two weeks ago and the average positive test rate statewide is up to 9%.

Most of the infections, hospitalizations and deaths continue to be in the unvaccinated. More than 3/4 of Virginia adults are now fully vaccinated.

State metrics

  • New cases (+1,668, 1,000,694 total), 2,520 cases per day and rising
  • Deaths (+5, 14,957 total), rising again (27 per day) after falling to 12 per day
  • Current hospitalizations (+2, 1,276 total currently), rising again, up about 300 patients since two weeks ago
  • Test positivity: 8.7%, rising, up from 5-6% last month
  • Vaccine doses administered: 13,322,842
  • Percent of population with at least one dose: 75.5% (6,446,923)
  • Percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 87.1%
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 66.4% (5,668,339)
  • Percent of adults fully vaccinated: 77.3%
  • People vaccinated with booster/third dose: 1,597,927

For more vaccine data, click here.

Local cases

  • Accomack: 4,303 cases, 331 hospitalized, 82 deaths (+17 cases, +2 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Chesapeake: 30,465 cases, 1323 hospitalized, 375 deaths (+139 cases, -21 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Franklin: 1,707 cases, 74 hospitalized, 43 deaths (+8 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • Gloucester: 4,121 cases, 89 hospitalized, 82 deaths (+33 cases, -3 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Hampton: 15,814 cases, 699 hospitalized, 249 deaths (+64 cases, +16 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 4,722 cases, 229 hospitalized, 93 deaths (+14 cases, -7 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • James City County: 7,654 cases, 265 hospitalized, 99 deaths (+24 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 936 cases, 28 hospitalized, 24 deaths (no change)
  • Newport News: 21,629 cases, 801 hospitalized, 307 deaths (+98 cases, -3 hospitalized, + 1 death)
  • Norfolk: 25,653 cases, 1,375 hospitalized, 361 deaths (+112 cases, +34 hospitalized)
  • Northampton: 1,204 cases, 105 hospitalized, 47 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Poquoson: 1,413 cases, 39 hospitalized, 23 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 13,188 cases, 935 hospitalized, 254 deaths (+59 cases, -3 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Southampton: 2,488 cases, 90 hospitalized, 71 deaths (+4 cases)
  • Suffolk: 11,499 cases, 703 hospitalized, 251 deaths (+72 cases, -36 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 52,738 cases, 2,656 hospitalized, 581 deaths (+256 cases, -52 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Williamsburg: 1,255 cases, 39 hospitalized, 13 deaths (+12 cases)
  • York: 5,889 cases, 136 hospitalized, 83 deaths (+37 cases)

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