Virginia Oct. 8 COVID-19 update: 2,836 new cases, 44 new deaths reported

Coronavirus

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported 2,836 new cases and 44 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, with a small increase in hospitalizations.

Hospitalizations overall have been dropping though, along with reported deaths on average (now down to 38 per day).

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Numbers are going down overall in Hampton Roads as well, but the number of positive tests on average remains above 10%.

State metrics

  • New cases (+2,836, 888,159 total)
    • 2,690 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: 31.6
  • New deaths (+44, 13,075 total)
    • 38 per day on average, up significantly on average from earlier this summer, upward trend appears to be stopping
  • Current hospitalizations (+2 patients, 1,671 total currently) 
    • 1,781 7-day average, trending down
  • Test positivity: 8% (10.9% in Hampton Roads)

Vaccination data

  • Vaccine doses administered: 10,662,568
  • Percent of population with at least one dose: 68.3% (5,830,729 people overall)
  • Percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 81.1%
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 60.9%
  • Percent of adults fully vaccinated: 72.4%

Local cases

  • Accomack: 3,892 cases, 297 hospitalized, 73 deaths (+14 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Chesapeake: 27,861 cases, 1,261 hospitalized, 342 deaths (+64 cases, 4 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Franklin: 1,569 cases, 74 hospitalized, 40 deaths (+8 cases)
  • Gloucester: 3,722 cases, 87 hospitalized, 65 deaths (+10 cases, +1 death)
  • Hampton: 14,554 cases, 647 hospitalized, 219 deaths (+44 cases, +3 hospitalized, -1 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 4,263 cases, 215 hospitalized, 82 deaths (+20 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • James City County: 6,714 cases, 238 hospitalized, 90 deaths (+30 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Mathews: 866 cases, 29 hospitalized, 19 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Newport News: 19,864 cases, 753 hospitalized, 283 deaths (54 cases, +3 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Norfolk: 23,629 cases, 1,465 hospitalized, 315 deaths (+58 cases, +6 hospitalized)
  • Northampton: 1,110 cases, 98 hospitalized, 40 deaths (+2 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • Poquoson: 1,271 cases, 32 hospitalized, 18 deaths (+5 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 12,213 cases, 874 hospitalized, 228 deaths (+34 cases)
  • Southampton: 2,331 cases, 81 hospitalized, 62 deaths (+15 cases, +1 death)
  • Suffolk: 10,518 cases, 667 hospitalized, 223 deaths (+30 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 48,262 cases, 2,510 hospitalized, 510 deaths (+103 cases, +10 hospitalized, +3 deaths)
  • Williamsburg: 1,105 cases, 42 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+6 cases)
  • York: 5,211 cases, 121 hospitalized, 69 deaths (+23 cases, -1 hospitalized)

Local test positivity10.9% (back down after reaching about 17%)

  • Chesapeake – 10.7%
  • Eastern Shore – 12.1%
  • Hampton – 9.4%
  • Norfolk – 10.9%
  • Peninsula – 10%
  • Portsmouth – 12.7%
  • Virginia Beach – 10%
  • Western Tidewater – 11.8%

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