Coronavirus update: COVID-19 cases increase by 1,538

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Friday, April 2:

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1,538 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the Commonwealth to 622,339.

The number of deaths increased to a total of 10,279. The state’s positivity rate remains at 6.2%

Vaccine summary

VDH is reporting that a total of 3,850,838 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as of April 1.

The percentage of people in the state who have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 30.1%.

A total of 1,375,802 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 66,882 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 51,677 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

Currently, there are 1,045 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 243 are in the ICU and 137 are on a ventilator.

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of April 1, the college has reported:

  • 45 active student cases and 12 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 3 student is in isolation on campus.
  • 7 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of March 31, here is what the college has reported:

  • 23 current active COVID-19 cases
  • March 2021 monthly positivity was 0.4%
  • 20,712 total COVID-19 tests*

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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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