Virginia May 25 COVID-19 update: 654 new cases reported, Va. just under 8 million vaccine doses administered

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported more than 600 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a day after reporting just 76.

Some of that disparity comes from a backlog of cases from a lab vendor, which goes back as far as April 2020, the Virginia Department of Health says. Locally that vendor served the Hampton, Peninsula and Three Rivers health districts.

For example, Newport News has been reporting less than 20 cases per day for about a month now, but reported 88 cases on Tuesday.

State metrics

  • New cases: (+654, 673,759 total), 418 per day on average
  • New deaths: (+21, 11,137 total), 14 per day on average
  • Current hospitalizations: (+17 patients, 520 currently)
  • Percent of positive tests: (2.8% on average)
  • Vaccine doses administered: total doses administered: 7,938,377 percent of population with at least 1 dose: 53.4 (65.9% of adults 18-plus), percent of the population fully vaccinated: 42.7% (53.8% of adults 18-plus)

Hospitalizations did also increase slightly from Monday, but are overall trending down. Deaths went down significantly from the winter and have stayed down, around 14 per day on average now.

Virginia plans to lift all capacity and social distancing restrictions on May 28.

Local cases

  • Accomack: 2,851 cases, 209 hospitalized 42 deaths (+2 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Chesapeake: 21,036 cases, 1010 hospitalized, 298 deaths (+21 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Franklin: 1,133 cases, 55 hospitalized, 32 deaths (+1 case)
  • Gloucester: 2,243 cases, 62 hospitalized, 49 deaths (+33 cases, +1 death)
  • Hampton: 10,573 cases, 396 hospitalized, 178 deaths (+51 cases,+6 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 3,158 cases, 150 hospitalized, 69 deaths (+12 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • James City County: 4,634 cases, 157 hospitalized, 72 deaths (+13 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 600 cases, 22 hospitalized, 12 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Newport News: 14,162 cases, 460 hospitalized, 228 deaths (+88 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 17,819 cases, 1012 hospitalized, 261 deaths (+21 cases, +8 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Northampton: 808 cases, 80 hospitalized, 36 deaths (no change)
  • Poquoson: 885 cases, 22 hospitalized, 16 deaths (+7 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 9,100 cases, 676 hospitalized, 199 deaths (+6 cases)
  • Southampton: 1,982 cases, 56 hospitalized, 56 deaths (no change)
  • Suffolk: 7,963 cases, 452 hospitalized, 191 deaths (+7 cases)
  • Virginia Beach: 36,077 cases, 1,646 hospitalized, 405 deaths (+25 cases, +4 hospitalized)
  • Williamsburg: 768 cases, 28 hospitalized, 13 deaths (no change)
  • York: 3,748 cases, 70 hospitalized, 54 deaths (+8 cases)

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