COVID-19 continues spread in Va.
State saw another spike in cases over weekend
The prevalence of COVID-19 continues to spread in Virginia, with 18,640 confirmed cases as of Monday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Nearly 2,700 Virginians are hospitalized with the coronavirus and 662 are confirmed dead from COVID-19 in the commonwealth.
Virginia saw an increase of 767 cases on Monday, 894 cases on Sunday and 870 cases on Saturday. The numbers do not include 852 probable cases and 22 probable deaths from the coronavirus.
Nearly 58% of the 662 deaths occurred in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes.
These are the localities with 400 or more cases in the commonwealth, as of May 4:
- Fairfax County: 4,615
- Prince William County: 2,146
- Arlington County: 1,139
- Henrico County: 964
- Loudoun County: 961
- Alexandria: 940
- Chesterfield County: 601
- Harrisonburg: 497
- Virginia Beach: 439
- Accomack County: 425
- Richmond: 419
Globally, there are 3.52 million reported COVID-19 cases and 247,971 deaths, as of May 4. In the United States, which has the most confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, there are 1.15 million confirmed cases and 67,686 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. Nearly 19,000 people are confirmed dead from COVID-19 in New York City alone.
Below is the latest data from VDH: