Virginia May 19 COVID-19 update: Va. reporting under 500 new cases per day, nearly 50% of Virginians have at least 1 vaccine dose

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia’s coronavirus metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with fewer than 500 new cases per day now on average.

Current hospitalizations did see a slight bump of 11 patients on Wednesday, but overall have been declining to just over 600 patients. Deaths are also down significantly from the winter peak, with 6 reported on Wednesday and 16 per day on average.

More than 7 million vaccine doses have now been administered in Virginia and almost 50% of the population has at least one dose.

State metrics

  • New cases (+491, 671,325 total), 454 per day on average
  • New deaths (+6, 11,048 total), 16 per day on average
  • Current hospitalizations (+11 patients, 614 currently)
  • Percent of positive tests (3.2% on average)
  • Vaccine doses administered (total doses administered: 7,158,336, percent of population with at least 1 dose: 48.7%, percent of the population fully vaccinated: 38%)

Gov. Ralph Northam recently lifted the commonwealth’s mask mandate for fully vaccinated people, and all gathering restrictions will be lifted on May 28.

Local cases

  • Accomack: 2,843 cases, 208 hospitalized 42 deaths (+3 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Chesapeake: 20,967 cases, 1001 hospitalized, 298 deaths (+10 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Franklin: 1,136 cases, 57 hospitalized, 32 deaths (-1 case)
  • Gloucester: 2,203 cases, 62 hospitalized, 48 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Hampton: 10,481 cases, 377 hospitalized, 178 deaths (+7 cases, +5 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 3,139 cases, 148 hospitalized, 68 deaths (+3 cases)
  • James City County: 4,615 cases, 155 hospitalized, 72 deaths (+7 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 598 cases, 22 hospitalized, 12 deaths (-1 case)
  • Newport News: 14,006 cases, 454hospitalized, 228 deaths (+8 cases, +4 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 17,320 cases, 999 hospitalized, 259 deaths (+10 cases, +6 hospitalized)
  • Northampton: 807 cases, 80 hospitalized, 36 deaths (no change)
  • Poquoson: 875 cases, 22 hospitalized, 16 deaths (no change)
  • Portsmouth: 9,075 cases, 675 hospitalized, 197 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Southampton: 1,978 cases, 54 hospitalized, 56 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Suffolk: 7,941 cases, 450 hospitalized, 190 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Virginia Beach: 35,973 cases, 1,630 hospitalized, 401 deaths (+16 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Williamsburg: 768 cases, 28 hospitalized, 13 deaths (+2 cases)
  • York: 3,735 cases, 70 hospitalized, 54 deaths (+1 cases)

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