Coronavirus update: COVID-19 cases increase by 1,555; Positivity rate at 8.3%

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Monday, February 22:

COVID-19 cases increased by 1,555 bringing the state total to 565,270. Deaths in the Commonwealth are at 7,486.

The positivity rate in Virginia decreased to 8.3 percent.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 45,892 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

Currently, there are 1,540 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 318 are in the ICU and 187 are on a ventilator.

Vaccine summary

VDH is reporting that a total of 1,602,502 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as of Feb. 22.

In Virginia, 13.1 percent of the population have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A total of 481,287 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 30,887 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day.

Virginia’s pre-registration system open

Virginians hoping to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine are now able to through a new statewide pre-registration system that opened Wednesday morning.

CLICK HERE to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia.

Coronavirus testing near you


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


  • Thursday: Feb. 25 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Feb. 19, the college has reported:

  • 70 active student cases and 7 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 30 students are in isolation on campus.
  • 74 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of Feb. 19, here is what the college has reported:

  • 19 current active COVID-19 cases
  • January 2021 monthly positivity was 3.6%
  • 10,320 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: 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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