Positivity rate increases to 7.1% | Over 1,800 COVID-19 cases reported in Va.

COVID-19 cases in Va.
COVID-19 cases in Va.(VDH)
Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 4:33 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2021 at 11:41 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 704,664 total cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Friday, August 6, 2021, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

Here’s an explanation of Virginia’s positivity rate.

In the past 24 hours, 1,845 new COVID-19 cases in Virginia. That’s the highest number of cases reported in a single day since April 13.

Since the pandemic began, 702,819 total COVID-19 cases, 11,558 deaths have been reported and 31,628 patients have been hospitalized. The positivity rate has increased to 7.1%.

There are a total of 3,838 outbreaks that have happened since the pandemic began. More than 78,193 total COVID-19 cases in Virginia have been associated with an outbreak. VDH requires at least two confirmed cases to classify as an outbreak.

VDH continues to track testing: 8,074,800 COVID-19 tests have been administered in the state.

The department has a website designated for locating COVID-19 testing sites, view it here.

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Central VA Case Highlights:

  • Chesterfield: 29,510 cases, 1,063 hospitalizations, 455 deaths
  • Henrico: 26,971 cases, 1,116 hospitalizations, 642 deaths
  • Richmond: 17,927 cases, 823 hospitalizations, 281 deaths
  • Hanover: 8,765 cases, 329 hospitalizations, 168 deaths
  • Petersburg: 4,091 cases, 178 hospitalizations, 91 deaths
  • Goochland: 1,533 cases, 61 hospitalizations, 24 deaths

High COVID Transmission in Central VA

Things are not looking good as more Central Virginia counties are seeing high levels of coronavirus transmission.

The latest map from the CDC shows Chesterfield, Petersburg, Hanover, New Kent, Dinwiddie, and Goochland with high levels of transmission. Click here to view the full map.

Almost all other areas are seeing substantial transmission, the areas in orange. This comes as nearly 10,000 new cases have been reported in Virginia in the last two weeks.

Vaccine in Virginia

As of Aug. 6, at least 5,206,893 people in Virginia have received their first dose of the vaccine - that’s 61% of the population. The department of health also reports 4,642,482 people have been fully vaccinated - that’s 54.4% of Virginia’s population.

The Virginia Department of Health now tracks the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in people who are partially or fully vaccinated. This data is updated weekly on Friday.

As of Aug. 6, there have been 233,530 people who contracted COVID-10 who have not been fully vaccinated. Of those not fully vaccinated, there were 8,161 people hospitalized and 5,234 deaths.

As for breakthrough cases for fully vaccinated Virginians: there have been 3,359 total cases, 219 hospitalization and 50 deaths.

The CDC defines people who are fully vaccinated as those who are two weeks past their second dose of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or two weeks past a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The VDH says nearly 99.52% of recent COVID-19 cases are from unvaccinated Virginians and 99.31% of the hospitalizations and 99.57% of the deaths were people who were not fully vaccinated.

See the full summary of data from the Virginia Department of Health at this link.

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