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.
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.
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
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.
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
- 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.
- The report links obesity with a series of health complications related to COVID-19. It found that increased bodyweight "is the second greatest predictor of hospitalization and a high risk of death for people suffering from COVID-19."
- Physicians nationwide have noticed the COVID-19 vaccine can cause swollen lymph nodes that mammograms are picking up, said a Louisiana radiologist.
- The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that a child in Central Virginia died from complications of a chronic health condition and COVID-19.
- Coronavirus update: Virginia's positivity rate at 6.3%; Average of 52,455 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered dailyThe state's positivity rate is significantly lower than it was last month. It is now at 6.3%.
- NEW YORK (AP) — When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines? It depends on the child's age, but some teenagers could be rolling up their sleeves before too long. The Pfizer vaccine already is cleared for use starting at age 16. That means some high schoolers could get in line for those shots […]
- With the approval of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, three different coronavirus vaccinations will soon be available in the U.S.
- March 4, 2020. A room inside the state's Patrick Henry Building was packed with maskless state employees, press, health experts and officials from the governor's administration all while a pandemic peeked around the corner.