Coronavirus update: Over 1.8 million people in Virginia fully vaccinated

A nurse prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. (Attila Balazs/MTI via AP)

A nurse prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. (Attila Balazs/MTI via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Wednesday, April 14:

Virginia’s vaccination effort

Virginia is getting 75,029 doses into arms each day on average. According to the state’s health department, more than 4.9 million doses have been administered in Virginia.

As of April 14, 22.2% of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated. More than three million people in the state have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

However, vaccination numbers may go down in the coming days now that Virginia is pausing all Johnson & Johnson vaccinations.

This decision was made after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration announced they were investigating unusual clots in six women that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. The administrations suggested states pause the distribution of these vaccines in the meantime.

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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,301 new cases, which includes those who tested positive and people with known exposure to COVID-19. In total, Virginia has reported 640,211 COVID-19 cases and 10,510 deaths.

As of Monday, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is reporting that 1,060 people are currently in the hospital with COVID-19, with 265 of those patients in the ICU. There are 148 people currently on a ventilator.

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COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of April 13, the college has reported:

  • 43 active student cases and 11 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 2 students are in isolation on campus.
  • 7 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of April 13, here is what the college has reported:

  • 7 current active COVID-19 cases
  • March 2021 monthly positivity was 0.5%
  • 24,228 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.US recommends pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine use over blood clots 

Local COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia

  • Charles City County: 474 cases, 15 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 26,323 cases, 406 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,615 cases, 57 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,463 cases, 64 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,650 cases, 80 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 16,313 cases, 255 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 2,040 cases, 42 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,373 cases, 23 deaths
  • Hanover County: 7,705 cases, 148 deaths
  • Henrico County: 24,147 cases, 588 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,437 cases, 15 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,834 cases, 14 deaths

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