The Virginia Department of Health released their daily updated numbers involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
According to their website, there are now 669,219 total cases, 521,007 of which are confirmed and 148,212 are probable. There are 10,991 total COVID-19 related deaths, with 9,278 being confirmed and 1,713 being probable. The case numbers are up by 493, and deaths are up by 30 since Thursday.
A total of 7,238,393 COVID-19 PCR tests have now been given in Virginia.
As of Friday Virginia has given a total of 6,984,320 COVID-19 vaccines. That is 58,105 statewide doses given in a day.
As COVID-19 vaccinations increase, Gov. Ralph Northam will loosen restrictions on impact sports, entertainment venues, and social gatherings starting Saturday, May 15.
The table below gives more information about local vaccine distribution.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association also updated their numbers. As of Friday, there are 586 people currently being hospitalized, confirmed with COVID-19. There are 98 people receiving inpatient hospital care whose test results are still pending. Combined, there are a total of 684 being hospitalized for coronavirus related illness. That's 64 less hospitalizations from Thursday.
199 confirmed positive patients, and those whose test results are pending, are currently hospitalized in the ICU.
117 hospital patients, both confirmed for coronavirus, and those with test results pending, are currently on a ventilator. 854 ventilators are being used in hospitals out of the 2,973 in the state - that's 29% usage.
55,467 patients who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
Here's the breakdown of COVID-19 case and vaccine information for local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL HOSPITALIZED||NEW IN HOSPITAL TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY||TOTAL VACCINE DOSES GIVEN||VACCINES DOSES REPORTED SINCE YESTERDAY||7-DAY AVG PERCENT POSITIVITY|
|ACCOMACK||2,832||2||207||0||41||0||23,816||133||4.00%||(Eastern Shore District)|
|FRANKLIN||1,132||2||56||0||32||0||5,606||25||4.50%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|ISLE OF WIGHT||3,135||2||148||0||68||0||29,628||175||4.50%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|JAMES CITY||4,602||0||153||0||72||0||76,586||271||4.90%||(Peninsula District)|
|NEWPORT NEWS||13,962||9||446||3||227||0||113,762||587||4.90%||(Peninsula District)|
|NORTHAMPTON||806||0||80||0||36||0||11,465||111||4.00%||(Eastern Shore District)|
|SOUTHAMPTON||1,971||-1||54||0||56||0||11,121||72||4.50%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|SUFFOLK||7,911||12||449||4||190||2||60,904||373||4.50%||(Western Tidewater District)|
|LOCAL TOTALS||138,467||119||6,435||18||2189||8||1,209,624||6,972||5.49%||(Local Average)|