RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Monday, January 25:
The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 6,172 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases is 478,619. COVID-19 related deaths are up to 6,081.
A total of 2,240 COVID-19 outbreaks have contributed 54,993 of Virginia cases.
The state’s positivity rate is at 12.6 percent.
A shortage of COVID-19 doses is to blame for a delay in vaccination efforts for a number of Richmond Public Schools employees.
In a letter to families on Friday, Superintendent Jason Kamras explained that the regional team responsible for giving out the vaccines at the Richmond Raceway was told 8,000 doses would be ready for this week.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Virginia
According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 37,191 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.
Currently, there are 2,892 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 554 are in the ICU and 324 are on a ventilator.
Vaccine summary for Virginia
VDH is reporting that 416,200 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Jan. 24, an increase of 22,587 from the health department’s reporting on Jan. 23.
A total of 58,779 people have been fully vaccinated in Virginia. A majority of the people fully vaccinated are in the 30-39 age group.
On average 21,007 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day. A total of 1,055,975 vaccines have been distributed.
Testing locations near you
- Tuesday, Jan. 26 – 10 a.m. to noon. Second Baptist Church, 3300 Broad Rock Blvd.
- Friday, Jan. 29 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Dept., 1400 N Laburnum Ave.
- Monday, Jan. 25 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road.
- Wednesday, Jan. 27 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
Click here to find a test near you.
COVID-19 at local universities
As of Jan. 22, the college has reported:
- 52 active student cases and 12 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 7 students are in isolation on campus.
- 7 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Jan. 20, here is what the college has reported:
- 35 current active COVID-19 cases*
- The total positivity rate for December 2020 at 3.9 percent
* This figure includes 21 students who are currently in Richmond, but have not gone through the move-in process and have attended class remotely.
The university’s dashboard as of Jan. 21 shows that:
- 33 total (students and employees) cases since January 4.
- 23 active COVID-19 cases.
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia
- Charles City County: 410 cases, 12 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 23,812 cases, 356 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 1,386 cases, 46 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 2,145 cases, 54 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 3,220 cases, 64 deaths
- City of Richmond: 14,971 cases, 214 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,825 cases, 33 deaths
- Goochland County: 1,225 cases, 17 deaths
- Hanover County: 6,782 cases, 138 deaths
- Henrico County: 21,639cases, 537 deaths
- New Kent County: 1,258 cases, 12 death
- Powhatan County: 1,661 cases, 10 deaths
- Some patients diagnosed with COVID-19 may experience an odd symptom: rash-like inflammation of the toes.
- The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1,477 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with 91 new deaths. The state's positivity rate remains at 6.3%.
- Many Virginians are anxiously awaiting their chance to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The best way to ensure the state knows you want your shot is to pre-register on the Vaccinate Virginia website.
- Some Virginia residents are raising concerns about COVID-19 vaccination scheduling. They told 8News, they're worried that there could be a potential to miss an opportunity for an appointment, as the Department of Health is reaching out through unknown numbers.
- Some New York lawmakers are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's impeachment after reports late Thursday that his top aides altered a state Health Department report to omit the true number of people killed by COVID-19 in the state's nursing homes.
- A total of 763,439 people have been fully vaccinated in Virginia. According to the most recent Census data, there are 8,535,519 people living in the state.
- Health experts are trying to determine how effective the COVID-19 vaccine is at stopping the spread of the virus.
- A family is grieving a loss as painful as it is surprising. They believe 48-year-old father Ben Price took his own life after developing a rare and little understood phenomenon called "COVID psychosis."
- The Crater Health District will now be holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Virginia State University. The first clinic will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.
- Some people are now scouring the internet on the hunt for vaccine events and possible extra doses. They then show up at local pharmacies hoping to score a shot.