Va. sees 1,005 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours
Fairfax County has more than 8,000 cases
While much of Virginia continues Phase One of Gov. Ralph Northam’s Forward Virginia reopening plan, Virginia reported a spike of 1,005 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday — the second time since Saturday that the commonwealth saw the daily number of confirmed and probable new coronavirus cases rise above 1,000.
The state now has 32,145 COVID-19 cases and there have been 1,041 deaths attributable to the coronavirus in the commonwealth, according to the Virginia Department of Health. About 1,500 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19 and nearly 4,300 have been hospitalized and discharged since the pandemic reached Virginia in early March, according to data from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.
About 59% of deaths attributable to COVID-19 in Virginia are related to outbreaks among patients in long-term, skilled-care facilities and nursing homes.
The Virginia locality with the most cases, Fairfax County, surpassed the 8,000-case mark Tuesday. Due to the growth rates of new cases, Fairfax and much of Northern Virginia have delayed implementing Phase One of the reopening until May 29, as have the city of Richmond and Accomack County.
These are the Virginia localities that have reported 400 or more cases, as of May 19:
- Fairfax County: 8,020
- Prince William County: 3,934
- Arlington County: 1,688
- Alexandria: 1,544
- Loudoun County: 1,527
- Henrico County: 1,299
- Chesterfield County: 1,043
- Richmond: 811
- Accomack County: 701
- Manassas: 680
- Harrisonburg: 647
- Virginia Beach: 559
- Stafford County: 501
- Culpeper: 452
- Buckingham County: 419
- Rockingham County: 401
Globally, there are 4.82 million reported COVID-19 cases and 319,031 confirmed deaths as of May 19. In the United States, which has the most confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, there are 1.5 million confirmed cases and 90,369 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. More than 20,800 people have died from COVID-19 in New York City.
Below is the latest data from VDH: