Virginia Oct. 5 COVID-19 update: Cases, and hospitalizations drop again, deaths still elevated at 44 per day

Coronavirus

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia COVID metrics are continuing to go down overall, though death reporting remains elevated.

Current hospitalizations remain well above levels from this summer, but are dropping (1,807 patients currently). 458 are in the ICU.

Virginia’s still reporting 44 COVID deaths per day on average, but that number should start to come back down with the lower overall virus levels. Deaths lag cases.

State metrics

  • New cases (+1,749, 878,518 total)
    • 2,575 per day on average, has dropped about 1,000 cases per day on average from three weeks ago
  • Avg. of new cases per 100k of population: 30.2
  • New deaths (+47, 12,955 total)
    • 44 per day on average, up significantly on average from earlier this summer and still climbing overall
  • Current hospitalizations (-27 patients, 1,807 total currently) 
    • 1,893 7-day average, trending down
  • Test positivity: 8.5% 
  • Vaccine doses administered: 10,621,554
  • Percent of population with at least one dose: 68.1% (5,809,448 people overall)
  • Percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 80.8%
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 60.6%
  • Percent of adults fully vaccinated: 72.1%

Local cases

  • Accomack: 3,861 cases, 292 hospitalized, 73 deaths (+7 cases, +2 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Chesapeake: 27,354 cases, 1,246 hospitalized, 340 deaths (+82 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Franklin: 1,549 cases, 72 hospitalized, 40 deaths (+13 cases)
  • Gloucester: 3,686 cases, 87 hospitalized, 62 deaths (+15 cases, +1 death)
  • Hampton: 14,419 cases, 643 hospitalized, 217 deaths (+22 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 4,207 cases, 212 hospitalized, 82deaths (+27 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • James City County: 6,615 cases, 235 hospitalized, 89 deaths (+4 cases)
  • Mathews: 858 cases, 29 hospitalized, 18 deaths (+2 cases, +2 deaths)
  • Newport News: 19,633 cases, 749 hospitalized, 281 deaths (+24 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Norfolk: 23,465 cases, 1,451 hospitalized, 315 deaths (+55 cases, +4 hospitalized, +4 deaths)
  • Northampton: 1,105 cases, 99 hospitalized, 40 deaths (+10 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Poquoson: 1,242 cases, 32 hospitalized, 18 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 12,064 cases, 869 hospitalized, 223 deaths (+7 cases, +2 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Southampton: 2,299 cases, 81 hospitalized, 61 deaths (+10 cases)
  • Suffolk: 10,421 cases, 657 hospitalized, 223 deaths (+49 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 47,869 cases, 2,509 hospitalized, 501 deaths (+54 cases, +2 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Williamsburg: 1,092 cases, 42 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+5 cases)
  • York: 5,147 cases, 122 hospitalized, 69 deaths (+7 cases, -1 hospitalized)

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