Coronavirus update: Nearly 2,000 new cases reported, positivity rate up to 5.7%


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Saturday, March 27:

The Virginia Department of Health has reported 1,912 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the Commonwealth to 613,974.

The number of deaths increased to a total of 10,178. The state’s positivity rate increased to 5.7%.

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Vaccine summary

VDH is reporting that a total of 3,403,097 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as of March 27.

The percentage of people in the state who have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 26.5%.

A total of 1,222,047 people have been fully vaccinated in Virginia. According to the most recent Census data, there are 8,535,519 people living in the state.

On average 54,376 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 51,012 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

Currently, there are 998 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 238 are in the ICU and 131 are on a ventilator.

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of March 26, the college has reported:

  • 53 active student cases and 15 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 6 students is in isolation on campus.
  • 16 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of March 26, here is what the college has reported:

  • 10 current active COVID-19 cases
  • February 2021 monthly positivity was 1.6%
  • 19,699 total COVID-19 tests*

*Total COVID tests are the total number of PCR or antigen tests conducted by UR or self-reported by students, faculty and staff.

Local COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia

  • Charles City County: 441 cases, 15 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 25,199 cases, 390 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,519 cases, 57 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,311 cases, 64 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,485 cases, 74 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 15,581 cases, 241 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,955 cases, 42 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,300 cases, 20 deaths
  • Hanover County: 7,226 cases, 147 deaths
  • Henrico County: 22,946 cases, 567 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,374 cases, 13 deaths
  • Powhatan County: 1,763 cases, 10 deaths
  • Prince George County: 3,202 cases, 22 deaths

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