Virginia May 1 COVID-19 update: COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 900 patients, 1K cases still being reported per day

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — COVID-19 hospitalizations in Virginia dropped significantly again after dropping below the 1,000 patient milestone recently.

Data from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association shows the commonwealth now has under 900 patients in the hospital with COVID-19. That’s the lowest figure since September and one of the lowest of the pandemic. Hospitalizations got down to the high 700s over the summer.

Virus levels have also dipped below 5% test positivity and cases have gone down by about 500 per day compared to two weeks ago. Virginia’s still averaging about 1,000 cases per day and is reporting about 15 deaths per day.

Statewide numbers

  • New cases: (+963, 660,553 total)
  • New deaths (+7, 10,777 total)
  • Current hospitalizations (-65 patients, 885 total)
  • Testing (4.7% 7-day average of positive tests)
  • Doses administered (6,289,988 total doses, 73,855 per day on average2,67,093 fully vaccinated, 44.7% with at least one dose31.3% fully vaccinated
  • Doses distributed (7,738,795 total), 81.3% of doses received have been administered

Local cases

  • Accomack: 2,811 cases, 205 hospitalized 41 deaths (+1 case)
  • Chesapeake: 20,634 cases, 974 hospitalized, 288 deaths (+14 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Franklin: 1,131 cases, 56 hospitalized, 32 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Gloucester: 2,179 cases, 59 hospitalized, 48 deaths (+1 case, +1 death)
  • Hampton: 10,261 cases, 357 hospitalized, 172 deaths (+13 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 3,111 cases, 144 hospitalized, 66 deaths (+4 cases)
  • James City County: 4,545 cases, 146 hospitalized, 72 deaths (+4 cases)
  • Mathews: 595 cases, 22 hospitalized, 12 deaths (no change)
  • Newport News: 13,766 cases, 423 hospitalized, 224 deaths (+26 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Norfolk: 17,380 cases, 966 hospitalized, 252 deaths (+32 cases)
  • Northampton: 797 cases, 79 hospitalized, 36 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Poquoson: 871 cases, 21 hospitalized, 16 deaths (no change)
  • Portsmouth: 8,895 cases, 661 hospitalized, 188 deaths (+11 cases, +4 hospitalized)
  • Southampton: 1,970 cases, 54 hospitalized, 56 deaths (no change)
  • Suffolk: 7,830 cases, 435 hospitalized, 185 deaths (+9 cases)
  • Virginia Beach: 35,419 cases, 1,574 hospitalized, 386 deaths (+59 cases, +2 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Williamsburg: 757 cases, 27 hospitalized, 12 deaths (+1 case)
  • York: 3,696 cases, 68 hospitalized, 52 deaths (+7 cases)

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