Coronavirus update: Virginia’s positivity rate at 12.7 percent heading into New Year’s Eve


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — With the holiday season coming to a close, Virginia is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s positivity rate to 12.7 percent.

In total, the commonwealth has 344,345 cases and 4,984 COVID-19 deaths. Cases increased by 4,048 since the last reporting on Tuesday.

According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s dashboard, there are 2,563 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have test results that are pending. Of those patients, 526 are in the ICU and 321 are on a ventilator.

The VHHA’s dashboard also says that the ICU occupancy rate, which was 67 percent last year, is currently at 78 percent. Overall, nearly 30,000 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital in Virginia.

VDH has also set up a new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard which includes a summary of vaccinations and demographics.

As of Wednesday, a total of 47,052 doses have been administered.

Just this week, vaccinations began in Virginia’s long-term care facilities following the roll out with vaccinating health care workers.



  • Wednesday, Dec. 30 – 10 a.m. to noon. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road
  • Thursday, Dec. 31 – 10 a.m. to noon. Walmsley United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd.


  • Wednesday, Dec. 30 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Prince George Central Wellness Center, 11023 Prince George Drive.


  • Wednesday, Dec. 30 – 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pathways, 7 East Old Street.

To find a test near you, click here.


  • Charles City County: 276 cases, 9 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 15,425 cases, 191 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 758 cases, 30 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 1,158 cases, 12 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 1,811 cases, 35 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 10,915 cases, 118 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,153 cases, 17 deaths
  • Goochland County: 814 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 4,921 cases, 83 deaths
  • Henrico County: 15,231 cases, 313 deaths
  • New Kent County: 843 cases, 7 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,086 cases, 6 deaths
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