Virginia COVID-19 cases rise at 4,437 on Tuesday – archyde

Due to the many vaccinations in our region, we will no longer update the COVID-19 hotline.

As of Tuesday, December 21, Virginia had a total of 1,028,135 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 7-day positivity rate of 9.7% for all test encounters and a 7-day positivity rate of 9.6% for PCR testing.

38 more deaths were reported that Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 15,174.

For a full summary of COVID-19 cases and tests in Virginia, please visit the Virginia Department of Health website COVID-19-Dashboard.

On Sunday April 18, eligibility to vaccinate was extended to anyone in the Commonwealth of ages 16 and over.

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

  • Social gatherings: The maximum number of people allowed in a social gathering is 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 amusement venues can operate at 50 percent capacity or 1,000 people, versus 30 percent or 500 people. Outdoor venues can be operated with a capacity of 50 percent – versus 30 percent – with no specific limitation on the number of participants.
  • Recreational sports events: The number of admitted spectators at indoor recreational sports events will be increased from 100 to 250 spectators or 50 percent of the capacity, whichever is lower. Outdoor recreational sports events are increased from 500 to 1,000 people or 50 percent of capacity, whichever is lower.
  • Sale of alcohol: Restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol again after midnight and dining rooms no longer have to close between midnight and 5:00 a.m.

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

As of December 21, the Virginia Department of Health had received 752,048 confirmed cases and 276,087 probable cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth.

These positive test results are from total 15,484,966 tests performed in Virginia, including 10,945,704 PCR tests, 307,342 antibody tests, and 4,231,920 antigen tests.

At that point, 39,935 Virginians have been hospitalized for the illness caused by the virus, and at least 15,174 have died from illness-related causes.

Here is a breakdown of the cases for our region as of December 21st at 10:00 AM.

Shenandoah Central Health District: 44,651 cases in total

• County Augusta – 11,413 (+56 Monday)

• Bath County – 547 (+3 ab Montag)

• Buena Vista – 1,477 (+2 ab Montag)

• Harrisonburg – 8,840 (+19 from Monday)

• Highland County – 220

• Lexington – 1,667 (+2 from Monday)

• Rockbridge County – 2,378 (+1 starting Monday)

• Rockingham County – 10.396 (+29 ab Montag)

• Staunton – 3,774 (+8 from Monday)

• Waynesboro – 3,939 (+6 from Monday)

Outbreaks: 173, of which 56 in long-term care facilities, 12 in health facilities, 65 in community facilities, 7 in correctional facilities, 20 in college / university facilities, 5 in a childcare facility, and 8 in K-12 facilities.

Total number of tests: 611,926

Lord Fairfax Health District: 36,819 cases in total

• Clarke County – 1,677 (+5 as of Monday)

• Frederick County – 13,611 (+46 Monday)

• Page County – 3,948 (+383 Monday)

• Shenandoah County – 7,510 (+25 as of Monday)

• Warren County – 5,934 (+20 as of Monday)

• Winchester – 4,139 (+12 from Monday)

Outbreaks: 174, of which 74 in long-term care facilities, 15 in health care facilities, 50 in community facilities, 9 in correctional facilities, 6 in college / university facilities, 15 in K-12 facilities, and 5 in childcare facilities.

Total tests: 424,013

The Virginia Department of Health released 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 December 21, 6,516,366 people had been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 5,724,344 people had been fully vaccinated.

As of December 21, total doses of 15,984,835 vaccine had been distributed across the state.

Die Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Online-Dashboard states that at least 76,468 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospital as of December 21.

Unlike the VDH data, which reports cumulative hospital admissions, their hospital admissions data reflect people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 (whether with confirmed or pending cases), and that number is 1,518.

Here at WHSV we cover Grant County, Hardy County, and Pendleton County. The following information is the latest data from the health authorities of the individual counties. You can find the West Virginia COVID-19 dashboard here.

As of December 21, there are a total of 316,391 cases in West Virginia.

Grant County: 2,642 total COVID-19 cases

Hardy County: 2,862 COVID-19 cases total (+4 as of Monday)

Pendleton County: 1,301 total COVID-19 cases (+2 as of Monday)

For the latest facts about COVID-19, be sure to check out both Virginia Department of Health and the CDC.

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