Virginia April 23 COVID-19 update: 1,340 new cases, 13 new deaths; Virginia lifting some restrictions May 15

Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia’s COVID-19 metrics are still mostly steady overall but have seen a slight reduction recently.

Cases have gone down slightly on average to 1,300 per day, and hospitalizations dropped by 47 patients Friday to 1,057 currently. Both numbers are still relatively high. Virginia’s also still reporting about 17 deaths per day.

Though with vaccinations continuing and metrics not trending up, Gov. Ralph Northam says Virginia will lift some restrictions come May 15, including increasing indoor gatherings to 100 people, ended the midnight alcohol cutoff at restaurants and increasing outdoor sporting events to 50% capacity.

  • New cases: (+1,340, 652,321 total), 1,300 per day on average
  • New deaths (+13, 10,666 total), 18 per day on average
  • Current hospitalizations (-47 patients, 1,057 total)
  • Testing (5.8% 7-day average of positive tests)
  • Doses administered (5,667951 total doses, 75,984 per day on average2,310,843 fully vaccinated, 41.7% with at least one dose27.1% fully vaccinated
  • Doses distributed (5,505,525 total)

Local cases

  • Accomack: 2,781 cases, 202 hospitalized, 40 deaths (+4 cases)
  • Chesapeake: 20,412 cases, 956 hospitalized, 286 deaths (+39 cases, +2 deaths)
  • Franklin: 1,125 cases, 56 hospitalized, 31 deaths (+4 cases)
  • Gloucester: 2,159 cases, 59 hospitalized, 47 deaths (+1 cases)
  • Hampton: 10,127 cases, 352 hospitalized, 170 deaths (+29 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Isle of Wight: 3,079 cases, 143 hospitalized, 65 deaths (+2 cases)
  • James City County: 4,496 cases, 144 hospitalized, 71 deaths (+8 cases, +1 death)
  • Mathews: 593 cases, 22 hospitalized, 12 deaths (no change)
  • Newport News: 13,566 cases, 408 hospitalized, 221 deaths (+41 cases, +7 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Norfolk: 17,142 cases, 954 hospitalized, 248 deaths (+35 cases, +2 hospitalized +1 death)
  • Northampton: 788 cases, 78 hospitalized, 35 deaths (no change)
  • Poquoson: 869 cases, 21 hospitalized, 16 deaths (no change)
  • Portsmouth: 8,752 cases, 651 hospitalized, 187 deaths (+15 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Southampton: 1,956 cases, 54 hospitalized, 56 deaths (+1 case)
  • Suffolk: 7,743 cases, 434 hospitalized, 183 deaths (+15 cases,+1 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 34,939 cases, 1,548 hospitalized, 382 deaths (+77 cases, +17 hospitalized, +2 deaths)
  • Williamsburg: 750 cases, 27 hospitalized, 12 deaths (+2 cases)
  • York: 3,639 cases, 66 hospitalized, 52 deaths (+7 cases +1 hospitalized)

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