Virginia April 22 COVID-19 update: 1,373 new cases, 13 new deaths; 1K still hospitalized

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia’s metrics COVID-19 metrics continue to be stagnant as May approaches.

The average number of cases per day however has dropped slightly to just above 1,300 per day, and deaths are down significantly from earlier but around 18 new deaths are still be reported daily. 1,000-plus people are still currently hospitalized due to the virus.

  • New cases: (+1,373, 650,981 total), 1,336 per day on average
  • New deaths (+13, 10,625 total), 18 per day on average
  • Current hospitalizations (-16 patients, 1,104 total)
  • Testing (5.9% 7-day average of positive tests)
  • Doses administered (5,558,769 total doses, 76,893 per day on average2,248,339 fully vaccinated, 41.1% with at least one dose26.3% fully vaccinated
  • Doses distributed (5,502,015 total)

Though more and more people are getting vaccinated, which should help lower infection rates further. More than 75,000 people are getting vaccinated each day and more than 41% of Virginians have at least one dose.

Local cases

  • Accomack: 2,777 cases, 202 hospitalized, 40 deaths (-1 case)
  • Chesapeake: 20,373 cases, 956 hospitalized, 284 deaths (+37 cases, +1 hospitalizations)
  • Franklin: 1,121 cases, 56 hospitalized, 31 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Gloucester: 2,158 cases, 59 hospitalized, 47 deaths (no change)
  • Hampton: 10,098 cases, 351 hospitalized, 170 deaths (+17 cases, +1 death)
  • Isle of Wight: 3,077 cases, 143 hospitalized, 65 deaths (+10 cases)
  • James City County: 4,488 cases, 144 hospitalized, 70 deaths (+7 cases)
  • Mathews: 593 cases, 22 hospitalized, 12 deaths (no change)
  • Newport News: 13,525 cases, 401 hospitalized, 220 deaths (+26 cases, +5 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 17,107 cases, 952 hospitalized, 247 deaths (+51 cases, +2 hospitalized +2 deaths)
  • Northampton: 788 cases, 78 hospitalized, 35 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Poquoson: 869 cases, 21 hospitalized, 16 deaths (+1 case)
  • Portsmouth: 8,752 cases, 650 hospitalized, 187 deaths (+13 cases, +2 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Southampton: 1,955 cases, 54 hospitalized, 56 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Suffolk: 7,728 cases, 433 hospitalized, 183 deaths (+13 cases)
  • Virginia Beach: 34,862 cases, 1,531 hospitalized, 380 deaths (+63 cases, +2 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Williamsburg: 748 cases, 27 hospitalized, 12 deaths (+2 cases)
  • York: 3,632 cases, 65 hospitalized, 52 deaths (+10 cases +1 hospitalized)

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