Virginia COVID-19 May 17 update: State metrics continue downward trend, nearly 50% of population partially vaccinated

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 272 new cases along with 11 new deaths related to COVID-19 Monday. The percent positivity rate in the commonwealth dropped to 3.3%.

As of Monday morning, May 17, Virginia has an overall number of 670,456 coronavirus cases since the start of the outbreak. Of the overall cases reported, 521,930 have been confirmed by testing. 148,526 are probable cases, in which a patient who shows symptoms is diagnosed without testing.

According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, there are currently are 661 people in Virginia hospitalized due to COVID-19. State health officials also reported 11 new COVID-19-related deaths. So far, the virus has taken the lives of 11,029 people in the state.

State Metrics

  • New Cases (+272, 670,456 total)
  • New Deaths (+10, 11,029 total)
  • Current Hospitalizations (661 Currently)
  • Vaccine Doses Administered (Total doses administered 7,109,951) (41,954 average doses administered per day) (Percent of population with at least 1 dose 48.3%, Percent of population fully vaccinated 37.8%)

Local Metrics

Accomack: 2,840 cases, 209 hospitalized 41 deaths
Chesapeake: 20,931 cases, 997 hospitalized, 298 deaths 
Franklin: 1,138 cases, 57 hospitalized, 32 deaths 
Gloucester: 2,200 cases, 61 hospitalized, 48 deaths
Hampton: 10,462 cases, 369 hospitalized, 178 deaths 
Isle of Wight: 3,138 cases, 148 hospitalized, 68 deaths
James City County: 4,609 cases, 154 hospitalized, 72 deaths
Mathews: 599 cases, 22 hospitalized, 12 deaths 
Newport News: 13,983 cases, 448 hospitalized, 228 deaths
Norfolk: 17,697 cases, 992 hospitalized, 259 deaths
Northampton: 807 cases, 80 hospitalized, 36 deaths
Poquoson: 875 cases, 22 hospitalized, 16 deaths
Portsmouth: 9,067 cases, 675 hospitalized, 196 deaths
Southampton: 1,972 cases, 54 hospitalized, 56 deaths 
Suffolk: 7,930 cases, 450 hospitalized, 190 deaths 
Virginia Beach: 35,950 cases, 1,622 hospitalized, 400 deaths
Williamsburg: 767 cases, 28 hospitalized, 13 deaths 
York: 3,731 cases, 69 hospitalized, 54 deaths  

For additional information on COVID-19 metrics in the commonwealth, go to the Virginia Department of Health website.

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