Virginia COVID-19 cases rise by 3,565 on Thursday

Due to the number of vaccinations in our area, we will no longer be updating the COVID-19 hotline.

As of Thursday, May 26, Virginia has had a total of 1,774,185 cases of COVID-19, including confirmed laboratory tests and clinical diagnoses, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The Virginia Department of Health reports a 17.4% 7-day positivity rate for all PCR test encounters.

More deaths were reported this Thursday, bringing the death toll to 20,370.

For a comprehensive summary of Virginia’s COVID-19 cases and testing, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website COVID-19 dashboard.

On Sunday 18 April 2021, immunization eligibility was extended to everyone in the Commonwealth aged 16 and over.

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, former Governor Northam announced an easing of some of the COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings that began on Saturday, May 15:

  • Social Gatherings: The maximum number of people allowed in a social gathering will be increased to 100 people for indoor spaces and 250 people for outdoor spaces. Social gatherings are currently limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • entertainment options: Indoor entertainment and public pleasure venues can operate at 50 percent, or 1,000 people, instead of 30 percent, or 500 people. Outdoor venues can operate at 50 percent occupancy — down from 30 percent — with no specific cap on the number of attendees.
  • Sporting leisure events: The spectator capacity at indoor recreational sporting events will be increased from 100 to 250 spectators or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor recreational sporting events will be increased from 500 to 1,000 people or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less.
  • Alcohol sales: Restaurants can again sell alcohol after midnight and dining rooms will no longer be required to close between midnight and 5am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday, May 13, 2021 that in most cases, vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask. On Friday, May 14, 2021, former Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the mask mandate in Virginia would be lifted and capacity and social distancing restrictions would end on May 28.

As of May 26, the Virginia Department of Health had received reports of 1,270,384 confirmed cases and 503,801 probable cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth.

These positive test results are from a total of 13,802,482 PCR tests performed in Virginia.

As of this date, 51,505 Virginians have been hospitalized due to the illness caused by the virus, and at least 20,370 have died from causes related to the disease.

Here’s a breakdown of cases for our region as of May 26 at 10:00 am.

Central Shenandoah Health District: 69,282 total cases

As of March 10, 2022, the Locality dashboard will no longer be published. Cases by report date and cases by illness date can be viewed by location on the cases Dashboard.

Total PCR tests: 440,400

Lord Fairfax Health District: 56,088 total cases

Total PCR tests: 374,286

Northwest Outbreaks Total: 1,086 reported, including 346 in long-term care facilities, 120 in K-12 facilities, 77 in healthcare facilities, 45 in correctional facilities, 347 in community facilities, 66 in colleges/universities, and 85 in child care facilities.

Note: The VDH has changed the way it tracks outbreaks. They are now grouped by region instead of by health district.

The Virginia Department of Health has launched a data dashboard showing the number of COVID-19 vaccines that have been distributed and administered across the Commonwealth.

According to the data dashboard, as of May 26, 7,062,120 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 6,326,503 people are fully vaccinated.

The Vaccines Received dashboard was retired on May 19, 2022.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s online dashboard shows that as of May 26, at least 109,775 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital.

Unlike the VDH data, which reports cumulative hospitalizations, their hospitalization data reflects hospitalized patients who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19, and that number is 524.

Here at WHSV we cover Grant County, Hardy County and Pendleton County. The information below is the most recent data from each county’s health department. West Virginia’s COVID-19 Dashboard can be found here.

West Virginia had a total of 513,305 cases in May.

Grant County: 3,810 total COVID-19 cases

Hardy County: 4,240 total COVID-19 cases

Pendleton County: 2,030 total COVID-19 cases

For the latest factual information on COVID-19, you are encouraged to check both the Virginia Department of Health and the CDC.

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