RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Sunday, March 7:
The Virginia Department of Health has reported an increase of 1,163 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the Commonwealth to 585,700. The state’s COVID-19 deaths also increased to 9,596.
The state’s positivity decreased slightly to 6.2%. This is the lowest the rate has been since November.
According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 48,428 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.
Currently, there are 1,127 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 258 are in the ICU and 168 are on a ventilator.
VDH is reporting that a total of 2,267,459 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as of March 7.
The percentage of people in the state who have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 17.2%.
A total of 802,667 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 53,630 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day.
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Local COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia
- Charles City County: 413 cases, 12 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 23,960 cases, 362 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 1,413 cases, 49 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 2,163 cases, 57 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 3,244 cases, 68 deaths
- City of Richmond: 15,021 cases, 216 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,846 cases, 35 deaths
- Goochland County: 1,234 cases, 17 deaths
- Hanover County: 6,811 cases, 138 deaths
- Henrico County: 21,752 cases, 542 deaths
- New Kent County: 1,266 cases, 13 deaths
- Powhatan County: 1,668 cases, 10 deaths
- Prince George County: 3,044 cases, 18 deaths
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