Va. has nearly 18,000 COVID-19 cases
2,613 Virginians are hospitalized and 644 have died from coronavirus
UPDATED MAY 3, 9 A.M.
Over the weekend, Virginia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 17,873 cases on Sunday, up from from 16,109 cases on Friday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. There are now 644 Virginians confirmed dead from the coronavirus and 2,613 people are hospitalized from COVID-19 in the commonwealth.
About 56% of the 644 deaths occurred in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes.
There were 870 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Virginia on Saturday and 894 new confirmed cases on Sunday. These numbers do not include 798 probable COVID-19 cases that have been identified and 16 probable deaths from the disease. More than 107,200 people have been tested for the coronavirus in Virginia.
Fairfax County, the locality with the most coronavirus cases, surpassed the 4,000 mark Saturday, and the locality with the second-highest number of cases, Prince William County, now has more than 2,000 cases.
These are the localities with 400 or more cases in the commonwealth, as of May 3:
- Fairfax County: 4,340
- Prince William County: 2,026
- Arlington County: 1,106
- Henrico County: 954
- Loudoun County: 931
- Alexandria: 802
- Chesterfield County: 601
- Harrisonburg: 478
- Virginia Beach: 413
- Richmond: 403
- Accomack County: 400
Globally, there are 3.36 million reported COVID-19 cases and 239,236 deaths, as of May 3. In the United States, which has the most confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, there are 1.1 million confirmed cases and 65,069 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. Nearly 18,400 people are confirmed dead from COVID-19 in New York City alone.
Below is the latest data from VDH: