Va. approaches 33,000 COVID-19 cases
Statewide positivity rate continues to decline, although it remains higher in "Phase Zero" localities.
The state has 32,908 cases of COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday, an increase of 753 confirmed and probable cases since Tuesday. The number of deaths is now 1,074, up 33 in the past 24 hours, and 3,979 people are hospitalized with the virus statewide, VDH said.
In Wednesday’s data, 210,965 PCR (also known as molecular) tests have been performed across the state, and the percentage of positive tests continued to fall statewide to 14.5% on May 18, the most recent data available.
However, localities that have not yet entered Phase One of the governor’s reopening plan — including Richmond, Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Alexandria and Prince William — continue to have positive percentages above 20%. The Eastern Shore health district, which includes Accomack County, has a positive percentage of 25.6%. The seven localities have delayed reopening “nonessential” businesses until May 29, two weeks after the rest of the state.
These are the Virginia localities that have reported 400 or more cases, as of May 20:
- Fairfax County: 8,163
- Prince William County: 4,054
- Arlington County: 1,728
- Alexandria: 1,577
- Loudoun County: 1,579
- Henrico County: 1,321
- Chesterfield County: 1,100
- Richmond: 835
- Accomack County: 701
- Manassas: 699
- Harrisonburg: 675
- Virginia Beach: 564
- Stafford County: 514
- Culpeper County: 494
- Buckingham County: 419
- Rockingham County: 414
- Chesapeake: 401
Globally, there are 4.92 million reported COVID-19 cases and 323,855 confirmed deaths as of May 20. In the United States, which has the most confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, there are 1.5 million confirmed cases and 91,938 deaths attributed to the coronavirus.
Below is the latest data from VDH:
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