Coronavirus update: 29% of the state fully vaccinated; new cases reported

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Tuesday, April 27:

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,105 new cases, which includes those who tested positive and people with known exposure to COVID-19. In total, Virginia has reported 656,034 COVID-19 cases and 10,724 deaths.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is reporting that 1,009 people are currently in the hospital with COVID-19, with 257 of those patients in the ICU. There are 135 people currently on a ventilator.

Virginia’s vaccination effort

Virginia is getting 73,063 COVID-19 vaccine doses into arms each day on average. According to the state’s health department, more than 5.9 million doses have been administered in Virginia.

As of April 27, 29.0% of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated. Over 3.6 million people in the state have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Local COVID-19 vaccine updates

  • All Virginians 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes as the Commonwealth moved into Phase 2 of the vaccination process Sunday, April 18. With a new phase, the state is changing the way some can schedule appointments.
  • The Chickahominy Health District is offering walk-up vaccines to residents 18 and older who still need their first dose. This is happening on Mondays and Fridays at the Ashland Clinic on Junction Drive. Walk-ins are accepted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, walk-ins are accepted from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Hanover is offering a special clinic prioritizing teens using the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine will be available during select Wednesday evening clinics at Ashland Junction beginning this week on April 28. For more information, click here.

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COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of April 26, the college has reported:

  • 37 active student cases and 4 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 2 students are in isolation on campus.
  • 6 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of April 23, here is what the college has reported:

  • 5 current active COVID-19 cases
  • March 2021 monthly positivity was 0.5%
  • 27,253 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: 500 cases, 15 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 27,453 cases, 428 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,702 cases, 61 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,568 cases, 72 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,834 cases, 84 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 16,889 cases, 258 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 2,105 cases, 43 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,435 cases, 23 deaths
  • Hanover County: 8,008 cases, 155 deaths
  • Henrico County: 25,151 cases, 607 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,487 cases, 17 deaths
  • Powhatan County: 1,900 cases, 16 deaths

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