Virginia Beach, Virginia 

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Health in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.


CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 INFO

The new coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December, the infectious respiratory disease COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the globe.

The first confirmed coronavirus cases outside China occured on Jan. 20. On Jan. 21, the first case in the U.S. was identified.

The entire world is in the midst of a health crisis. We are providing this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker to help you stay informed.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

VIRGINIA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

101,745

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

5,092,012

updated daily at 9 AM PST source Kaiser Family Foundation

New COVID-19 Cases by Day


PHYSICIANS PER CAPITA

There are 230 physicians per 100,000 population in Virginia Beach. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Virginia Beach area is 117.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

117.0 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Virginia Beach area is 61 (100=best). The US average is 55.

61 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.


SUPERFUND INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Virginia Beach area is 96 (100=best). The US average is 87.

96 / 100

The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


QUICK FACTS
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Virginia Beach commutes 23.7 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

AIR QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Virginia Beach area is 58 (100=best). The US average is 58.

58 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Air Quality Health Risk

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    Reviews for Virginia Beach    94 Reviews
    Virginia Beach - 6/17/2019
    I lived in the Hampton Roads area for 11 years while I was in the Navy. It was a bit of a culture shock, since I grew up in a small rural town in Maine with 900 people.... Read More

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    Great Place to Grow Up - 6/13/2018
    I lived in the Kempsville area of VB growing up and loved it. There's no way to be bored when you have so many public and neighborhood parks, libraries, events,... Read More

    A Great Place to Raise a Family - 8/20/2014
    I was born & raised in southern California but I've lived here in Virginia Beach since 1976. The weather is not as nice as California but really nothing to complain... Read More


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