Virginia Oct. 26 COVID-19 update: Cases down to 1,500 per day, half of last month’s average; 74.2% fully vaccinated

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia’s now down to 1,500 new coronavirus cases reported per day on average, less than half the number it was this time last month.

Deaths are still elevated but appear to be starting to head back down overall (36 per day).

Just over 1,200 patients remain hospitalized with COVID statewide, about 1,000 fewer than a month ago.

82.3% of adults in Virginia have at least one dose of the vaccine now, with 74.2% of those fully vaccinated.

Metrics are also dropping across the board in Hampton Roads.

View all the VDH data here.

State metrics

  • New cases
    • +1,299 cases Monday, 919,999 since start of pandemic
    • now 1,500 per day on average (less than half of this time last month)
  • Avg. of new cases per 100k of population: 17.6
  • New deaths
    • +48 reported Tuesday, 13,793 since start of pandemic
    • 36 per day on average, up significantly on average from earlier this summer, trend has plateaued overall recently
  • Current hospitalizations (-28 patients, 1,202 total currently) 
    • 1,255 7-day average, trending down overall
  • Test positivity: 6.2% (-0.1%)

Local cases

  • Accomack: 4,061 cases, 311 hospitalized, 76 deaths (+7 cases, +1 death)
  • Chesapeake: 28,693 cases, 1288 hospitalized, 354 deaths (+46 cases)
  • Franklin: 1,614 cases, 75 hospitalized, 42 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Gloucester: 3,843 cases, 91 hospitalized, 75 deaths (+5 cases)
  • Hampton: 14,949 cases, 686 hospitalized, 237 deaths (+27 cases)
  • Isle of Wight: 4,428 cases, 223 hospitalized, 86 deaths (+5 cases, +1 death)
  • James City County: 7,019 cases, 247 hospitalized, 95 deaths (+12 cases, +1 death)
  • Mathews: 887 cases, 29 hospitalized, 21 deaths (no change)
  • Newport News: 20,485 cases, 780 hospitalized, 296 deaths (+30 cases, +5 deaths)
  • Norfolk: 24,330 cases, 1498 hospitalized, 336 deaths (+35 cases, +1 death)
  • Northampton: 1,153 cases, 103 hospitalized, 44 deaths (+ cases)
  • Poquoson: 1,323 cases, 33 hospitalized, 19 deaths (no change)
  • Portsmouth: 12,579 cases, 887 hospitalized, 240 deaths (+13 cases, +2 deaths)
  • Southampton: 2,390 cases, 85 hospitalized, 65 deaths (+2 cases, +2 deaths)
  • Suffolk: 10,872 cases, 690 hospitalized, 233 deaths (+20 cases, +2 deaths)
  • Virginia Beach: 49,534 cases, 2596 hospitalized, 543 deaths (+34 cases, +1 deaths)
  • Williamsburg: 1,165 cases, 43 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+5 cases)
  • York: 5,462 cases, 126 hospitalized, 71 deaths (+18 cases, +1 death)

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