Virginia Dec. 2 COVID-19 update: COVID metrics up some but still stable; 88% of Va. adults have at least 1 vaccine dose

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia is continuing to see slight increases in its COVID metrics, but they still remain stable overall a week out from Thanksgiving.

Cases are up 1,647 per day on average, about 150 cases higher per day than the last month. Test positivity is also up to 7%, and current COVID hospitalizations are back above 1,000 patients, but no metrics is seeing a major spike. Deaths also continue to decrease, down to 19 per day, as vaccinations increase.

Nearly all infections, hospitalizations and deaths continue to be in unvaccinated people, but the good news is 88% of Virginia adults now have at least one dose and 77.5% are fully vaccinated. Boosters are also now available for all adults to provide increased protection heading into the winter months.

State metrics

  • New cases (+2,472, 974,001 total), 1,647 per day, slight uptick but still steady overall
  • Deaths (+11, 14,741 total), 18 per day and still going down overall
  • Current hospitalizations (+40 patients, 1,005 total currently), steady overall but slight increase recently
  • Test positivity: 7%, rising
  • Vaccine doses administered: 12,800,512
  • Percent of population with at least one dose: 74.6% (6,367,372)
  • Percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 88.4%
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 65.2% (5,530,226)
  • Percent of adults fully vaccinated: 77.5%
  • People vaccinated with booster/third dose: 1,296,503

For more vaccine data, click here.

Local cases

  • Accomack: 4,228 cases, 330 hospitalized, 81 deaths (+6 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Chesapeake: 29,871 cases, 1338 hospitalized, 371 deaths (+38 cases, +2 hospitalized)
  • Franklin: 1,679 cases, 77 hospitalized, 44 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Gloucester: 4,035 cases, 92 hospitalized, 80 deaths (+5 cases)
  • Hampton: 15,554 cases, 708 hospitalized, 249 deaths (+23 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 4,635 cases, 226 hospitalized, 92 deaths (+5 cases)
  • James City County: 7,461 cases, 261 hospitalized, 98 deaths (+23 cases, -3 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Mathews: 921 cases, 28 hospitalized, 24 deaths (no change)
  • Newport News: 21,241 cases, 800 hospitalized, 306 deaths (+27 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 25,211 cases, 1,386 hospitalized, 359 deaths (+27 cases)
  • Northampton: 1,182 cases, 105 hospitalized, 46 deaths (+1 case, +1 hospitalized)
  • Poquoson: 1,379 cases, 38 hospitalized, 22 deaths (+3 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • Portsmouth: 13,056 cases, 934 hospitalized, 250 deaths (+16 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • Southampton: 2,450 cases, 84 hospitalized, 68 deaths (+5 cases, -2 hospitalized)
  • Suffolk: 11,290 cases, 720 hospitalized, 249 deaths (+33 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 51,648 cases, 2,662 hospitalized, 573 deaths (+100 cases, -1 hospitalized)
  • Williamsburg: 1,216 cases, 38 hospitalized, 13 deaths (+2 cases)
  • York: 5,733 cases, 135 hospitalized, 83 deaths (+14 cases)

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