Virginia COVID-19 cases rise by 1,988 on Tuesday


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

As of Tuesday, May 31, Virginia had 1,787,756 total cases of COVID-19, including confirmed lab tests and clinical diagnoses, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The Virginia Department of Health reports a 7-day positivity rate of 17.8% for the total number of PCR test encounters.

Additional deaths were reported on Friday, leaving the death toll at 20,389.

For a complete summary of COVID-19 cases and testing in Virginia, you can visit the Virginia Department of Health website and view their COVID-19 Dashboard.

On Sunday 18 April 2021, eligibility for the vaccine was extended to all Commonwealth individuals aged 16 and over.

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

  • Social gatherings: The maximum number of people allowed in a social gathering will increase to 100 people for indoor settings and 250 people for outdoor settings. Social gatherings are currently limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • Entertainment places: Indoor entertainment and public amusement venues will be able to operate at 50% capacity or 1,000 people, up from 30% capacity or 500 people. Outdoor sites will be able to operate at 50% capacity – compared to 30% previously – with no specific cap on the number of participants.
  • Recreational sporting events: The number of spectators allowed at indoor recreational sporting events will increase from 100 to 250 spectators or 50% of capacity, whichever is lower. Outdoor recreational sporting events will increase from 500 to 1,000 people or 50% capacity, whichever is lower.
  • Sale of alcohol: Restaurants can start selling alcohol again after midnight, and dining room closings will no longer be required between midnight and 5 a.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday, May 13, 2021 that vaccinated people are no longer required to wear a mask under most circumstances. On Friday, May 14, 2021, former Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginia’s mask mandate would be lifted and capacity and social distancing restrictions would end on May 28.

As of May 31, the Virginia Department of Health has received reports of 1,279,730 confirmed cases and 508,026 probable cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth.

These positive test results are out of 13,865,071 total PCR tests administered in Virginia.

At this point, 51,735 Virginians have been hospitalized due to illness caused by the virus and at least 20,389 have died of disease-related causes.

Here is a breakdown of cases for our region as of 10:00 a.m. on May 31.

Shenandoah Central Health District: 69,607 cases in total

As of March 10, 2022, the Locality dashboard is no longer published. Cases by date of declaration and cases by date of illness can be consulted by locality on the Case dashboard.

Total number of PCR tests: 442,067

Lord Fairfax Health District: 56,360 cases in total

Total number of PCR tests: 375,483

Northwest total outbreaks: 1,029 reported, including 333 in long-term care facilities, 100 in K-12 facilities, 73 in health care facilities, 42 in correctional facilities, 330 in congregate settings, 66 in colleges/universities and 85 in child care facilities.

Note: VDH has changed the way it tracks outbreaks. They are now grouped by regions instead of health districts.

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 31, 7,066,627 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 6,331,319 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 27, at least 110,136 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital.

Unlike VDH data which reports cumulative hospitalizations, their hospitalization data reflects hospitalized patients confirmed positive for COVID-19, and that number is 573.

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. You can find West Virginia’s COVID-19 dashboard here.

There were 515,925 total cases in West Virginia as of May 31.

Grant County: 3,818 total COVID-19 cases

Hardy County: 4,251 total COVID-19 cases

Pendleton County: 2,033 total COVID-19 cases

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

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