PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia’s COVID hospitalizations had a significant drop between Thursday and Friday, down 270 patients overall, as COVID metrics continue to drop overall.

Numbers still remain higher than previous points of the pandemic though, and death reporting has gone up significantly due to the recent surge — up to 39 per day on average. The U.S. overall is reporting more than 2,500 new COVID deaths per day on average.

Statewide metrics

  • New cases: +10,741 (1,525,591 total), 10,556 on average (trending back down)
  • Deaths: +39 (16,127 total), has been down but back up recently (39 per day on average now) VDH says there’s a reporting delay this month as it applies new federal guidelines for COVID-19 associated deaths
  • Current hospitalizations: -270 patients (3,197 total currently and 3,548 7-day average, trending back down, ICU numbers down (552) from record (676 patients), ventilator use down (337) after hitting new record over 400 patients recently
  • (1,693 total beds still available statewide, 359 for ICU (adult and pediatric), 135 adult ICU beds
  • Test positivity: 28.3%, has dropped from record of 36% on Jan. 7, was 5-6% in November
  • Vaccine doses administered: 14,663,099
  • Percent of population with at least one dose: 79% (6,745,495)
  • Percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 90.1%
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 68.8% (5,869,044)
  • Percent of adults fully vaccinated: 78.8%
  • People vaccinated with booster/third dose: 2,406,417

Local cases

  • Accomack: 6,569 cases, 388 hospitalized, 90 deaths (+52 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Chesapeake: 46,849 cases, 1,578 hospitalized, 387 deaths (+368 cases, +9 hospitalized)
  • Franklin: 2,354 cases, 84 hospitalized, 43 deaths (+19 cases)
  • Gloucester: 6,751 cases, 99 hospitalized, 86 deaths (+37 cases)
  • Hampton: 25,818 cases, 953 hospitalized, 263 deaths (+139 cases, +5 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Isle of Wight: 6,857 cases, 304 hospitalized, 92 deaths (+49 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • James City County: 13,524 cases, 350 hospitalized, 100 deaths (+118 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 1,330 cases, 31 hospitalized, 24 deaths (+4 cases)
  • Newport News: 34,119 cases, 1033 hospitalized, 322 deaths (+201 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 39,391 cases, 2,009 hospitalized, 373 deaths (+268cases, -6 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Northampton: 1,994 cases, 125 hospitalized, 52 deaths (+24 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Poquoson: 2,175 cases, 46 hospitalized, 24 deaths (+13 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 19,704 cases, 1,096 hospitalized, 262 deaths (+94 cases, +1 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Southampton: 3,116 cases, 102 hospitalized, 75 deaths (+14 cases)
  • Suffolk: 17,713 cases, 974 hospitalized, 258 deaths (+207 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 84,342 c7ses, 3,722 hospitalized, 646 deaths (+645 cases, +21 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Williamsburg: 1,545 cases, 82 hospitalized, 13 deaths (+5 cases)
  • York: 8,961 cases, 172 hospitalized, 87 deaths (+76 cases, +1 hospitalized)