Va. COVID-19 cases now exceed 22,000
812 deaths, an increase of 43 over past day, recorded
The total number of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Virginia is now 22,342, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s Friday update, with 812 virus-related deaths and 3,059 people hospitalized.
In the past 24 hours, there were 43 more deaths recorded — including confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases — and 772 more cases. Also, VDH notes that 1,674 health care workers across the state have had the virus.
As Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed limited reopening date of May 15 approaches, one key statistic — the percentage of positive cases set against the total number of tests given — continues to decrease, with 16% of people tested May 7 showing positive tests, down from a high of 22% from April 18-22.
These are the localities with 400 or more cases in the commonwealth, as of May 8:
- Fairfax County: 5,338
- Prince William County: 2,474
- Arlington County: 1,281
- Loudoun County: 1,070
- Alexandria: 1,110
- Henrico County: 1,032
- Chesterfield County: 741
- Harrisonburg: 574
- Richmond: 494
- Virginia Beach: 469
- Accomack County: 463
Globally, there are 3.8 million reported COVID-19 cases and 270,118 confirmed deaths, as of May 8. In the United States, which has the most confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, there are 1.25 million confirmed cases and 75,670 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. More than 21,000 people are confirmed dead from COVID-19 in New York City alone.
Below is the latest data from VDH: