Va. sees increase of 1,600 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
VDH reports 39,342 cases Tuesday
Virginia saw an increase of 1,615 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday; there are 39,342 confirmed and probable cases across the state, up from 37,727 cases reported Monday.
VDH also reported 1,236 deaths related to the coronavirus, up from 1,208 Monday. The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association reported 1,403 people with confirmed or pending test results are hospitalized in the state in its Tuesday update.
Virginia saw an increase of more than 4,000 coronavirus cases since Friday, although the statewide positivity rate continues to decline; 14.1% of PCR tests reported May 22 were positive, down from an all-time high of 22.1% April 20.
Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce a statewide mask mandate at his news conference this afternoon. According to news reports, regional health officials say that Northern Virginia has met four of the state’s six metrics for entering Phase One of Northam’s “Forward Virginia” plan.
These are the Virginia localities that have reported 400 or more cases, as of May 26:
- Fairfax County: 9,839
- Prince William County: 4,992
- Loudoun County: 2,186
- Arlington County: 1,935
- Alexandria: 1,785
- Henrico County: 1,546
- Chesterfield County: 1,213
- Richmond: 1,089
- Manassas: 849
- Accomack County: 731
- Harrisonburg: 727
- Virginia Beach: 638
- Culpeper County: 614
- Stafford County: 599
- Rockingham County: 478
- Chesapeake: 459
- Norfolk: 450
- Buckingham County: 445
Globally, there are 5.51 million reported COVID-19 cases and 346,836 confirmed deaths as of May 26. In the United States, which has the most confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, there are 1.66 million confirmed cases and 98,222 deaths attributed to the coronavirus.
Below is the latest data from VDH: