Virginia September 9 COVID-19 update: 3,952 new cases, local test positivity rate rises to 16.12%

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health released its latest coronavirus statistics on Thursday.

Daily cases in the state are down slightly from yesterday, with 3,952 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. Virginia’s 7-day moving average of new cases has risen to 3,003 – the highest 7-day moving average of cases since February 3.

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2,176 people are currently hospitalized with confirmed or pending cases of COVID-19 – an increase of 15 people since yesterday. 24% of those are in the ICU, while 14% are on a ventilator.

As far as COVID-19 related deaths, the state has recorded a total of 12,010 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic. That is an additional 33 deaths reported since yesterday.

Virginia hit 12,000 deaths related to COVID-19 today, September 9.

State Metrics:

  • New cases: +3925 (797,348 total)
  • New deaths: +33 (11,899 total)
  • Current hospitalizations: +15 (2,176 total)
  • Percent of positive tests: 10.3%
  • Vaccine doses administered: 10,105,601
    • percent of population with at least one dose: 64.9% (5,543,523)
      • percent of adults (18+) with at least one dose: 77.1%
    • percent of population fully vaccinated: 57.5% (4,912,073)
      • percent of adults (18+) fully vaccinated: 68.7%

Local cases:

  • Accomack: 3,464 cases, 265 hospitalized 57 deaths (+9 cases)
  • Chesapeake: 25,424 cases, 1,179 hospitalized, 321 deaths (+87 cases, +5 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Franklin: 1,327 cases, 64 hospitalized, 36 deaths (+5 cases, +1 hospitalized)
  • Gloucester: 3,158 cases, 78 hospitalized, 54 deaths ( +26 cases,  +1 death)
  • Hampton: 13,083  cases, 572 hospitalized, 198 deaths (+60 cases, +2 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Isle of Wight: 3,758 cases, 179 hospitalized, 74 deaths (+24 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • James City County: 5,862 cases, 211 hospitalized, 81 deaths ( +39 cases, +1 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Mathews:  772 cases, 27 hospitalized, 15 deaths (+8 cases + 1 Hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Newport News: 17,857 cases, 672 hospitalized, 252 deaths ( +72 cases, +3 hospitalized)
  • Norfolk: 21,555 cases, 1,306 hospitalized, 292 deaths ( +68 cases, +8 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Northampton:  950 cases, 89 hospitalized, 38 deaths (+6 cases)
  • Poquoson: 1,076 cases, 31 hospitalized, 18 deaths (+12 cases)
  • Portsmouth: 10,969 cases, 778 hospitalized, 212 deaths ( +51 cases, +1 hospitalized, + 1 death)
  • Southampton: 2,144  cases, 69 hospitalized, 58 deaths ( +3 cases, -1  hospitalized)
  • Suffolk: 9,525 cases, 570 hospitalized, 203 deaths (+27 cases)
  • Virginia Beach: 44,155 cases, 2,257 hospitalized, 451 deaths (+203 cases,  +9 hospitalized, +1 death)
  • Williamsburg: 945 cases, 38 hospitalized, 14 deaths (+11 cases )
  • York: 4,677 cases, 110 hospitalized, 62 deaths ( +49 cases)

The overwhelming majority of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to be in unvaccinated people, VDH data shows.

Local test positivity: 16.12% on average

  • Chesapeake – 15.4%
  • Eastern Shore – 15.9%
  • Hampton – 15.3%
  • Norfolk – 17.6%
  • Peninsula – 15.8%
  • Portsmouth – 20.6%
  • Virginia Beach – 14.6%
  • Western Tidewater – 13.8%

On Thursday, a large group of health care organizations issues a joint statement urging people to get vaccinated.

They said, in part:

“Like much of the rest of the nation, Virginia has experienced a sharp rise in new COVID-19
cases and hospitalizations that began climbing in early July and have continued on an upward
trajectory for two months. That upswing follows a steady decline in those metrics since the
winter when the Commonwealth peaked at more than 3,200 daily COVID-19 hospitalizations on
Jan. 13, 2021. By July 5, 2021, Virginia had just 195 total COVID-19 hospitalizations and a
seven-day moving average of 228 new daily infections. As of today (Sept. 9, 2021), hospitals in
the Commonwealth are treating nearly 2,200 patients who have been admitted for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the state seven-day average of new cases had risen to 3,003 as of the beginning of
September. In just two months, hospitalizations have increased by 1,008 percent and new cases
have jumped by 1,217 percent (a chart reflecting the evolving trend of COVID-19
hospitalizations is embedded in this document).”

Read the full statement here.

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