Virginia Oct. 18 COVID-19 update: VDH adds dashboard for child COVID cases, 67% of eligible children vaccinated

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia is still waiting to see its COVID death reporting (current 7-day average of 44) trend back down, but other metrics are continuing to improve overall.

Cases are down about 1,500 per day compared to a month ago and the number of positive tests hovers around 7%. Hospitalizations are also trending down, at 1,388 patients currently statewide.

The new development from the Virginia Department of Health Monday is a COVID dashboard for cases among children. VDH reported 3,379 cases, 7 hospitalizations and 0 deaths among children in the last two-week period (Sept. 25-Oct. 9) and metrics appear to be trending down, similar to overall numbers.

Children younger than 12 are still not eligible for the vaccine, but about 67% of eligible children (12-17) are vaccinated.

State metrics

  • New cases since Friday (VDH does not release data on the weekend):
    • +1,359 Saturday, 2,358 Sunday, +1,227 Monday (907,882 total)
    • 2,039 per day on average, has dropped about 1,500 cases per day on average compared to this time last month
  • Avg. of new cases per 100k of population: 23.9
  • New deaths
    • +41 Saturday, +37 Sunday, +17 Monday (13,486 total)
    • 44 per day on average, up significantly on average from earlier this summer, trend has plateaued overall recently
  • Current hospitalizations (+16 patients, 1,388 total currently) 
    • 1,483 7-day average, trending down
  • Test positivity: 7% (9.7% in Hampton Roads)

Vaccination data

  • Vaccine doses administered: 11,107,332
  • Percent of population with at least one dose: 68.9% (5,882,459 people overall)
  • Percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 81.8%
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 62% (5,292,282 overall)
  • Percent of adults fully vaccinated: 73.7%
  • People with booster/third dose: 300,339

Local cases (new cases are from Saturday, Sunday and Monday combined)

  • Accomack: 4,009 cases, 308 hospitalized, 74 deaths (+39 cases, +8 hospitalized)
  • Chesapeake: 28,396 cases, 1,277 hospitalized, 351 deaths (+97 cases, +5 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Franklin: 1,600 cases, 75 hospitalized, 42 deaths (+7 cases, +1 death)
  • Gloucester: 3,807 cases, 91 hospitalized, 74 deaths (+26 cases, 1 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Hampton: 14,825 cases, 684 hospitalized, 236 deaths (+75 cases, +9 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 4,376 cases, 216 hospitalized, 84 deaths (+26 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • James City County: 6,911 cases, 244 hospitalized, 92 deaths (+52 cases, +1 death)
  • Mathews: 879 cases, 29 hospitalized, 21 deaths (+5 cases, +1 death)
  • Newport News: 20,289 cases, 770 hospitalized, 288 deaths (+96 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 24,080 cases, 1,496 hospitalized, 330 deaths (+106 cases, +11 hospitalized, +4 deaths)
  • Northampton: 1,145 cases, 102 hospitalized, 42 deaths (+10 cases, +2 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Poquoson: 1,313 cases, 33 hospitalized, 19 deaths (+5 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 12,432 cases, 882 hospitalized, 236 deaths (+56 cases, +3 hospitalized, + 3 deaths)
  • Southampton: 2,363 cases, 81 hospitalized, 63 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Suffolk: 10,739 cases, 677 hospitalized, 225 deaths (+39 cases, +3 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Virginia Beach: 49,141 cases, 2,567 hospitalized, 527 deaths (+182 cases, +11 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Williamsburg: 1,132 cases, 43 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+7 cases)
  • York: 5,367 cases, 123 hospitalized, 73 deaths (+52 cases)

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