Va. COVID-19 cases at 21,500+
Nearly 3,000 Virginians hospitalized, 769 dead from coronavirus
Virginia has identified 21,570 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases statewide, the Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday. Nearly 3,000 Virginians are hospitalized from the coronavirus and there are 769 deaths attributed to the disease in the commonwealth .
More than 65% of the deaths occurred in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes.
Fairfax County, the locality with the most COVID-19 cases, now has more than 5,000 residents identified with the disease. Alexandria, Henrico County and Loudoun County now have more than 1,000 cases each.
These are the localities with 400 or more cases in the commonwealth, as of May 7:
- Fairfax County: 5,045
- Prince William County: 2,398
- Arlington County: 1,248
- Loudoun County: 1,043
- Alexandria: 1,060
- Henrico County: 985
- Chesterfield County: 707
- Harrisonburg: 552
- Richmond: 473
- Virginia Beach: 454
- Accomack County: 463
Globally, there are 3.7 million reported COVID-19 cases and 264,406 confirmed deaths, as of May 7. In the United States, which has the most confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, there are 1.22 million confirmed cases and 73,435 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. More than 19,000 people are confirmed dead from COVID-19 in New York City alone.
Below is the latest data from VDH: