Coronavirus update: 7,245 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday in Virginia

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Monday, January 18:

Cases in the Commonwealth have increased by 7,245 since yesterday, bringing the total of COVID-19 cases to 446,550. The 7-day average number of daily cases reported is 6,166.

Over the weekend, Virginia’s daily case count spiked. On Sunday, new case numbers hit an all-time high since the pandemic started at almost 10,000.

Deaths from COVID-19 have also increased to 5,739 — 5,042 confirmed and 697 probable.

The state’s positivity rate decreased slightly to 14.0 percent.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Virginia

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 35,476 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

Currently, there are 3,151 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 584 are in the ICU and 354 are on a ventilator.

Vaccine summary for Virginia

VDH is reporting that 290,558 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Jan. 18.

A total of 34,307 people have been fully vaccinated in Virginia. A majority of the people fully vaccinated are in the 30-39 age group.

On average 16,432 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day. A total of 943,400 vaccines have been distributed.

Testing locations near you


  • Mondays: Jan. 18 and 25 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road.
  • Wednesdays: Jan. 20 and 27 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
  • Saturday, Jan. 23 – 10 a.m. to noon. Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle

Click here to find a test near you.

Local COVID-19 cases

  • Charles City County: 408 cases, 12 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 23,757 cases, 353 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,381 cases, 45 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,131 cases, 54 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,200 cases, 63 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 14,938 cases, 214 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,823 cases, 33 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,219 cases, 17 deaths
  • Hanover County: 6,755 cases, 137 deaths
  • Henrico County: 21,571 cases, 531 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,255 cases, 12 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,655 cases, 10 deaths

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