Virginia August 16 COVID-19 update: Va. now reporting 2K-plus new cases per day, 1,137 currently hospitalized

Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported more than 1,700 new coronavirus cases and 1 new COVID-19 death on Monday, August 16, along with a slight drop in current COVID-19 hospitalizations.

1,137 people are currently hospitalized statewide for COVID, with 281 of those in the ICU. Total hospitalizations are up fivefold from where they were this time last month.

Cases have been steadily increasing to more than 2,000 reported per day on average.

Deaths are still mostly steady overall, but have gone up slightly recently to 7 reported per day on average.

Nearly all cases, hospitalizations and deaths are in unvaccinated people, Virginia Department of Health data shows. VDH now has added the “cases by vaccination status” on their COVID dashboard for easier access.

VDH also added a tab to more easily see community transmission rates, similar to the CDC’s map. All of Hampton Roads either has substantial or high transmission rates.

State metrics

  • New cases (+1,712 715,556 total), 2,058 per day on average and rising
  • New deaths (+1, 11,583 total), 7 per day on average, still steady overall but up slightly recently
  • Current hospitalizations (-8 patients, 1,137 total currently), five times as high as this time last month
  • Test positivity: 8.2%
  • Vaccine doses administered: 9,694,486, daily vaccinations going up slightly
  • Percent of population with at least one dose: 62.3% (5,318,666 people overall)
  • Percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 74.3%
  • Percent of population fully vaccinated: 55.2% (4,712,192 people overall)
  • Percent of adults fully vaccinated: 66.3%

Local cases

  • Accomack: 3,079 cases, 232 hospitalized, 47 deaths (+32 cases, +4 hospitalized)
  • Chesapeake: 22,946 cases, 1,092 hospitalized, 311 deaths (+214 cases, +7 hospitalized)
  • Franklin: 1,202 cases, 56 hospitalized, 33 deaths (+7 cases)
  • Gloucester: 2,612 cases, 71 hospitalized, 53 deaths (+39 cases)
  • Hampton: 11,653 cases, 510 hospitalized, 184 deaths (+115 cases, +10 hospitalized)
  • Isle of Wight: 3,442 cases, 163 hospitalized, 70 deaths (+35 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • James City County: 5,089 cases, 195 hospitalized, 73 deaths (+71 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Mathews: 647 cases, 25 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+5 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Newport News: 15,710 cases, 606 hospitalized, 244 deaths (+206 cases, + 20 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 19,404 cases, 1,144 hospitalized, 279 deaths (+218 cases, +16 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Northampton: 841 cases, 85 hospitalized, 37 deaths (+11 cases)
  • Poquoson: 956 cases, 29 hospitalized, 18 deaths (+4 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 9,849 cases, 725 hospitalized, 207 deaths (+108 cases, +4 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Southampton: 2,033 cases, 62 hospitalized, 58 deaths (+6 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Suffolk: 8,659 cases, 514 hospitalized, 195 deaths (+75 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Virginia Beach: 39,376 cases, 1,916 hospitalized, 425 deaths (+430 cases, +26 hospitalized)
  • Williamsburg: 846 cases, 33 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+11 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • York: 4,151 cases, 104 hospitalized, 60 deaths (+43 cases)

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