Virginia sees one-day spike of 1,229 new COVID-19 cases
Worldwide coronavirus cases top 5 million
As coronavirus cases topped 5 million worldwide, Virginia saw a one-day jump of 1,229 new coronavirus cases, bringing Thursday’s statewide total of confirmed and probably COVID-19 cases to 34,137, according to the latest figures from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
There have been 1,099 deaths from coronavirus across Virginia since the pandemic reached the commonwealth in early March, with about 60% of those deaths occurring in long-term skilled care facilities and nursing homes.
While states across the nation are in various stages of reopening, COVID-19 cases are rising across the South, including in Virginia, which has seen a 14% increase in cases over the last week. Testing is also up in the commonwealth, with Gov. Ralph Northam stating during his Wednesday coronavirus news briefing that the state had surpassed its 10,000 tests per day goal earlier this week.
Thursday’s rise marks the third time in less than a week that Virginia has seen a rise of more than 1,000 cases per day.
Nearly 1,500 Virginians statewide are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, and 4,778 have been hospitalized and discharged since March.
These are the Virginia localities that have reported 400 or more cases, as of May 21:
- Fairfax County: 8,580
- Prince William County: 4,183
- Arlington County: 1,763
- Loudoun County: 1,700
- Alexandria: 1,627
- Henrico County: 1,339
- Chesterfield County: 1,132
- Richmond: 888
- Manassas: 743
- Accomack County: 709
- Harrisonburg: 695
- Virginia Beach: 584
- Stafford County: 540
- Culpeper County: 526
- Buckingham County: 438
- Rockingham County: 434
- Chesapeake: 412
Globally, there are 5.02 million reported COVID-19 cases and 328,639 confirmed deaths as of May 21. In the United States, which has the most confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, there are 1.55 million confirmed cases and 93,439 deaths attributed to the coronavirus.
Below is the latest data from VDH: