Coronavirus update: 78 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Virginia

Virginia News

VIRGINIA (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Tuesday, February 9:

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 3,291 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 534,116.

The state’s death toll is now at 6,898. The positivity rate has decreased to 10.2 percent.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 42,199 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

Currently, there are 2,248 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 467 are in the ICU and 290 are on a ventilator.

Vaccine summary

VDH is reporting that a total of 1,130,763 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as of Feb. 9.

Nearly 11 percent of the people in the state have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A total of 217,605 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 35,811 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day.

Coronavirus testing near you


Tuesday, February 9th — Diversity Richmond,1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Friday, February 12th — Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223 from 1 to 3 pm.

More information on COVID-19 Resources are available at


  • Mondays: Feb. 15 and 22 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road.
  • Wednesdays: Feb. 10, 17 and 24 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
  • Thursdays: Feb. 11 and 25 – 10 a.m. to noon.Walmsley United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd.

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Feb. 8, the college has reported:

  • 53 active student cases and 0 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 26 students are in isolation on campus.
  • 44 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of Feb. 8, here is what the college has reported:

  • 61 current active COVID-19 cases
  • During the spring semester, 249 students tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The total positivity rate for the Spring semester is at 3.7 percent.

Local COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia

  • Charles City County: 397 cases, 11 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 23,402 cases, 287 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,336 cases, 41 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,077 cases, 35 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,114 cases, 46 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 14,747 cases, 179 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,784 cases, 25 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,204 cases, 12 deaths
  • Hanover County: 6,620 cases, 121 deaths
  • Henrico County: 21,234 cases, 455 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,234 cases, 11 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,636 cases, 8 deaths

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