Coronavirus update: 15% of Virginia’s population fully vaccinated

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Monday, March 29:

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1,143 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the Commonwealth to 616,509.

The number of deaths increased to a total of 10,219. The state’s positivity rate increased slightly to 5.8%.

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Vaccine summary

VDH is reporting that a total of 3,590,553 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as of March 29.

The percentage of people in the state who have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 28.1%.

A total of 1,278,643 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 59,538 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 51,157 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

Currently, there are 1,043 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 225 are in the ICU and 130 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: 501 cases, 16 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 27,825 cases, 431 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,708 cases, 61 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,593 cases, 75 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,879 cases, 86 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 17,011 cases, 266 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 2,126 cases, 44 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,451 cases, 23 deaths
  • Hanover County: 8,139 cases, 158 deaths
  • Henrico County: 25,367 cases, 612 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,499 cases, 18 deaths
  • Powhatan County: 1,911 cases, 17 deaths

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