Coronavirus update: Over 2,000 new cases and more than 150 new deaths reported


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Thursday, February 25:

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 2,036 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 570,982.

The state is reporting 7,963 deaths, an increase of 156 in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate remained at 8%.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 46,430 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

Currently, there are 1,488 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 303 are in the ICU and 183 are on a ventilator.

Vaccine summary

VDH is reporting that a total of 1,709,828 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as of Feb. 25.

The percentage of people in the state who have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 13.7%.

A total of 543,394 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 32,569 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day.

Virginia’s pre-registration system open

Virginians hoping to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine are now able to through a new statewide pre-registration system that opened Wednesday morning.

CLICK HERE to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia.

Coronavirus testing near you


  • Wednesday: Feb. 24 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
  • Thursday: Feb. 25 – 10 a.m. to noon. Walmsley United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd.


  • Thursday: Feb. 25 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard
  • Thursday, March 4 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Randolph Community Center, 1415 Grayland Ave.

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Feb. 24, the college has reported:

  • 65 active student cases and 8 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 17 students are in isolation on campus.
  • 28 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of Feb. 24, here is what the college has reported:

  • 11 current active COVID-19 cases
  • January 2021 monthly positivity was 3.6%
  • 11,475 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: 396 cases, 11 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 23,312 cases, 269 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,325 cases, 40 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,075 cases, 30 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,108 cases, 43 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 14,678 cases, 174 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,773 cases, 25 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,199 cases, 11 deaths
  • Hanover County: 6,600 cases, 119 deaths
  • Henrico County: 21,186 cases, 438 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,229 cases, 9 deaths
  • Powhatan County: 1,634 cases, 8 deaths
  • Prince George County: 2,931 cases, 12 deaths

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