Va. COVID-19 death toll tops 1,000
Statewide cases surpass 30,000
UPDATED MAY 17
Even as much of Virginia began the first steps of reopening Friday, the commonwealth marked a few milestones in the coronavirus pandemic over the weekend: The statewide COVID-19 death toll now tops 1,000, the total number of cases surpassed 30,000 and, for the first time, Virginia reported more than 1,000 new cases in a 24-hour period.
As of Sunday, May 17, Virginia had 30,388 total confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, according to the Virginia Department of Health. There have been 1,009 confirmed and probable deaths due to the coronavirus statewide. The state saw 705 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases Sunday and 1,011 new cases on Saturday.
Virginia’s first coronavirus death was reported 64 days ago, on March 13. The commonwealth has averaged about 16 deaths a day. More than 58% of the deaths in Virginia — or 591 — have occurred at long-term care facilities such as nursing homes.
About 1,500 Virginians are currently hospitalized from COVID-19 and almost 4,000 have been hospitalized and discharged, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.
COVID-19 cases continued to climb in Northern Virginia, which like Richmond and Accomack County, has delayed implementation of Phase One of Gov. Ralph Northam’s Forward Virginia plan until May 29. Fairfax County, which has the most cases in the state, surpassed 7,000 total cases over the weekend.
These are the Virginia localities that have reported 400 or more cases, as of May 17:
- Fairfax County: 7,643
- Prince William County: 3,666
- Arlington County: 1,590
- Alexandria: 1,476
- Loudoun County: 1,446
- Henrico County: 1,252
- Chesterfield County: 988
- Richmond: 758
- Accomack County: 688
- Harrisonburg: 632
- Manassas: 594
- Virginia Beach: 548
- Stafford County: 467
- Buckingham County: 411
Globally, there are 4.65 million reported COVID-19 cases and 312,239 confirmed deaths as of May 17. In the United States, which has the most confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, there are 1.46 million confirmed cases and 88,754 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. More than 20,500 people have died from COVID-19 in New York City.
Below is the latest data from VDH: